June 18, 2020
By: Staff Report
15 felonies, including burglary, rioting, battery on a law enforcement officer, and cocaine possession, from the 11 arrests made.
Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren announced Thursday, that he has filed charges against 11 people who looted during the protest on May 30th and 31st.
According to the news release, 11 people are charged with felony crimes to include burglary, rioting, battery on a law enforcement officer, and cocaine possession, for a total of 15 felonies.
On Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 9:10 p.m., a crowd gathered in front of the Walmart located at 2701 East Fletcher Avenue. The store was closed due to the protests occurring outside the University Mall. People wielding blunt objects, like hammers, broke the glass entrance doors and stormed into the store.
Last week, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office released a surveillance video from the looting that took place at that Walmart.
Looters also targeted a CVS on Fowler Ave, Gold and Diamond store, Footaction, damaged the Panda Express doors and windows, as well as set fire to Champs and a Mobile Gas station.