A new video purportedly showing Houston looters being chased away by a shotgun-wielding man claiming to be an ex-SWAT deputy was going viral Wednesday. YouTube user TexasProud uploaded the video on Tuesday, claiming it was a video from her “neighbor” in the comments section.
“It’s a shame. We need more real men out here to step up and protect where you live,” the man says in the YouTube video.
Moments later, the man protecting the “Little York Food Mart” yells off-camera:
“I’m telling you one time: I’m not scared to shoot you, I’m an ex-f**king SWAT deputy. I will cut your ass in half.”
The alleged looters supposedly ran away after the warning from the armed man protecting the store.
While the date that the video was recorded is hard to verify, the location certainly appears to be legitimate. Little York Food Mart is located at 7503 Little York Road in Houston.
However, the original video appears to have originated on Facebook Live:
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