Sheriff tweets that anyone with a warrant seeking shelter from Hurricane Irma will be jailed


With Florida facing down the barrel of a monstrous, record-shattering hurricane, a local sheriff in the state decided to make jokes about locking people up when they look for shelter.

Sheriff Grady Judd, of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, took to Twitter to let anyone with a warrant know that they would be unceremoniously locked up if they dared to seek refuge from the historic storm.

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“If you go to a shelter for Irma and you have a warrant, we’ll gladly escort you to the safe and secure shelter called the Polk County Jail,” he joked on Wednesday, as 185 mph winds from Irma wreaked havoc and took lives in the Caribbean. Read more…

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