Posted on December 28, 2022

‘Lowest of the Low,’ Buffalo Mayor Rebukes Looters Stealing From Stores, Businesses During Blizzard

Rob Hackford, WGRZ, December 26, 2022

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown had sharp words for looters Monday who have broken into and stolen items from several stores around the city during the Blizzard of 2022.

Videos of ransacked stores and businesses with people running out with various items have been shared broadly on TikTok, Facebook, and other social media platforms.

The mayor called these people the “lowest of the low.”

“People who are out looting when people are losing their lives in this harsh winter storm it’s just absolutely reprehensible I don’t know how they can live with themselves,” said Mayor Brown during a joint press conference with Erie County and State Officials including Governor Kathy Hochul.


“They’re not looting food and medicines, they’re just looting items that they want so these aren’t even people in distress these are people that are taking advantage of a natural disaster,” Mayor Brown said.