This picture was taken in the Navy Point area of Pensacola, one of the areas that took the biggest hit from Hurrican Ivan last September. Homes that look totally undamaged stand side-by-side with homes that were made unlivable by the storm. Apparently, this area among others had significant problems from looters soon after the hurricane, and I assume this sign was presented as a warning to those miserable sons of bitches who would dare to steal from anyone who’d just had their home destroyed. Other signs were more direct: “Don’t loot the homeless,” said one plea spray-painted on the side one former house.
But I saw other messages around town, too, most frequently painted on the sides of destroyed buildings:
“You are beautiful.”