Joey Fernandez took NewsNation to his home on San Carlos Island, Florida, where he had guns at his disposal on every door and window, as well as plenty of ammunition. Fernandez even has a bow and arrow.
He told NewsNation that he was forced to arm himself afterwards looters target his surroundings all night long.
“There was a guy loading my red jet ski in the middle of the road in front of everyone. There was a pickup truck trying to take one of my bikes,” Fernandez said.
On top of hers weapon, Joey also has his dog for protection, and his girlfriend put up a sign saying, “Don’t even try. Fully armed and will shoot to kill.”
“No police. Nothing. It’s us. These are neighbors. Last night at 12:45 pm someone tried to steal a golf cart,” Fernandez said.
Authorities say the looting was not widespread but yesterday it happened Pine IslandNewsNation meets Emily Johnson, who protects her business.
“I want to make sure everyone knows that it’s occupied and protected. I’m not going back. I’m here to protect the environment. I protected that building last night. That building this morning. I’m here to project everything. Anything I can do myself.” said Emily.