Florida sheriff: Do not shoot at Hurricane Irma

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MIAMI — In additional to the usual safety warnings that come along with a life-threatening natural disaster, law enforcement officials in Florida had to issue some special instructions.

Two men set up a Facebook Event encouraging people to called “Shoot at Hurricane Irma.”

“LETS SHOW IRMA THAT WE SHOOT FIRST,” the event page states.

By Sunday afternoon, more than 55,000 people had said they were “interested.”

That prompted the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office to issue a warning.

“You won’t make it turn around,” the sheriff’s office stated.

It included a helpful infographic stating “BULLETS COME BACK. DON’T SHOOT.”

Ryon Edwards, 22, told the BBC he started the event out of a “combination of stress and boredom.”