If true, this sucks. Gangs are supposedly planning hurricane looting sprees via Twitter.
Scores of Twitter users have flooded the social networking site announcing their plans to go on looting sprees once Hurricane Sandy makes landfall, as the New York National Guard announced it would put troops on duty in Long Island to prevent such activity.
1,175 New York National Guard troops have been mobilized to “provide command and control and logistical support” in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and the Southern Tier. According to NBC New York, the troops will also be on hand to “protect against looting.”
That’s it? 1,175 troops? Really? Wow, that inspires real confidence. Frankly, if these gangs are actually planning these looting fests, that isn’t even close to enough presence of authority to stop them. I am aware that New York City has a huge police force – but what about the other areas?
I sincerely hope that this storm is not as bad as predicted – and that this story is a lot of over-hype.