“This hit so hard and so fast that the different aspects of human nature is going to come out, and people are going to do anything to survive.” Yes, well maybe that applies to someone breaking into a grocery or c-store to get some water or food. But in Panama City, one looter thought he’d try to get away with a police cruiser.
Witness Landon Swett said a man tried to steal a police car.
“He yelled at me a little bit. He said, oh I’m looting and he opened the door to the police officer’s SUV with the lights going, got in it and shut the door,” said Swett.That’s when Swett took his family to safety. Moments later, shots were fired.
The looter was reportedly shot and killed by a state fire marshall. Exactly what the looter planned to do with the car isn’t clear. And now we’ll never know.