Looters in northeast Harris County thought they had found an easy target when they came across the empty Little York Food Mart in northeast Harris County on Tuesday afternoon.
The small shop in the 7000 block of Little York Road was void of workers and customers in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, like numerous other storms.
The thieves were quickly chased off however by when they came across Nash John, who was armed with a shotgun. "Don't go back in that store. I'm going to tell you one time. I'm not scared to shoot you," John said to the men in a viral Facebook video that's been viewed 2.7 million times as of Thursday. "I'm an ex fu***** SWAT deputy, I will cut your a** in half."
"As a former law enforcement officer, I understand it's not right to steal," John told Chron.com. "I let it be known that I was carrying a firearm. I'm not going to allow them to destroy my community, because this is where I live."
The video below does have explicit language