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Strong show of force in Vidor aimed at keeping residents safe after massive flooding

Strong show of force in Vidor aimed at keeping residents safe after massive flooding

The town of Vidor is getting a lot of attention tonight with dozens of law enforcement officers patrolling the streets looking for would-be criminals.

"It is, I gotta say, probably the lowest of the low. Shows their ethics and morals and I believe they will be punished in the gates of Hell," said Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll.

He said about 80 officers were on hand Wednesday night and by 10 pm had already caught and arrested one person for violating the curfew and having outstanding felony warrants.

Carroll says that show of force is necessary, because 90 percent of Vidor is without power, making the city that much more appealing for criminals and the work of officers a little harder.

That didn't stop them however from tracking down Vidor resident, Tyra O'Brien, an already convicted felon, who now stands accused of terrorizing a number of Vidor neighborhoods after curfew.

"We've been looking for him for two days but we're unable to locate him until last night when several of my officers came upon him," said Carroll.

The curfew remains in effect from 8 pm until 6 am.

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