The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office posted a photo on Facebook of the two shirtless suspects sitting on the curb, the pole still perched atop the Kia, inviting the inevitable commentary that such a Florida crime often invites.
Then he pulled over the Kia with pole roped on top about 9:30 a.m., the report said.
The attempted theft comes as the state recovers from brutal winds and rain that Hurricane Irma unleashed when it hit almost the entire state over the weekend and into Monday.
The photo also shows that a flag made of T-shirts had been attached to the end of the pole for safety. It is not clear what they meant to use to pole for.
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In regards to Fuel & Power group, this index increased to 0.9% to 89.2 from 88.4 for the previous month. Petrol inflation, however, jumped by 24.55 per cent and diesel by 20.30 per cent im August.
It is unclear what the alleged looters meant to use the utility pole for, and Twitter users wondered why they would steal such a thing. On Wednesday, the state reported that a little over 3 million people in The Sunshine State are living without electricity.
Multiple police departments in Florida have warned citizens about using the hurricane as an opportunity to commit crimes. "Stay home and look after your loved ones and be thankful they are all safe", Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Rick Maglione later tweeted.
Miami PD joined in the fun, posting a picture of 10 men in a jail cell with the caption, "Thinking about looting?"
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