A Florida sheriff is warning potential looters to stay out of residential areas, saying that residents in the area "like guns, they have guns."
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd addressed rumors on social media of riot activity trickling into residential neighborhoods on Monday.
"I would tell them, if you value your life, you probably shouldn't do that in Polk County," Judd said. "The people of Polk County like guns. They have guns. I encourage them to own guns, and they're going to be in their homes tonight with their guns loaded. And if you try to break into their homes tonight and try to steal, to set fires, I'm highly recommending they blow you back out of the house with their guns."
The sheriff's office has extended a curfew for the county for another night.
"But Minneapolis is not Polk County," Judd said. "And I want to say unequivocally that the community here is unbelievable … But please understand, that if you come here to riot, to loot, to injure people, we're going to lock you up in the county jail."
The county's curfew starts at 8 p.m. on Monday and ends at 5 a.m. on Tuesday.
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