Reports estimate that the California wildfires are only about 35 to 40% contained, with some evacuees able to return home. The lucky ones get to come home to houses that still look like houses instead of still-smoking charred remains. TMZ says that the Woolsey wildfires forced Pink and her husband Carey Hart out of their Malibu home a few days ago, and they’ve since been able to return. And after returning, Carey has formed a neighborhood militia that will shoot anyone trying to loot his neighborhood.
Pink and Carey’s house was missed by the flames, which is great news for them. However, not everyone from their neighborhood has returned home, and I guess that set off Carey’s paranoia alarm. Think back to the classic home burglary film Home Alone. If Kevin hadn’t been around to protect his huge, empty mansion with Buzz’s BB gun and a variety of violent and abusive booby traps, who knows what Harry and Marv could have made off with? The silverware must be protected at all costs!
Carey and his neighborhood buddies subscribe to such an outlook. Yesterday, Carey Instagrammed the following Grand Theft Auto V-like picture of 13 guys holding guns, with a message threatening to shoot anyone they see creeping around empty houses.
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It’s unfortunate that some people take advantage of others in a crisis. While the malibu fires have been burning, some locals have been fighting off and defending their property against the fires. There have been sightings of looters breaking in to homes. Well, if you are a looter, think twice if you are heading back into malibu. #DefendYourLand #2ndamendment
TMZ says that more than 300 law enforcement officers have been dispatched to guard evacuation zones, but that’s not good enough for Carey. And not surprisingly, a lot of people called him out. Entertainment Tonight says that several Instagram users commented that his post was a little tacky, considering 12 people lost their lives in a mass shooting just a week ago in Thousand Oaks. ET reached out to reps for Pink and Carey, but there’s been no response yet.
At the very least, Carey’s approach is way too violent and terrifying; a gang of rich white guys with guns? No thanks. Carey didn’t even have to bring guns into it if he wanted to keep looters out. All he had to do was Instagram a picture of one of his kids with some Crayola washable marker spots drawn on their face and the caption: “Whoopsies, someone’s got an extremely contagious case of hand, foot and mouth disease again! But that’s never prevented us from going around the neighborhood and touching everything we see.”