Michele Poche is a trained paramedic—the type of woman that you can rely on. She’s courageous, hard working, and punctual, so nobody was surprised when she went into “rescue mode,” after Hurricane Harvey.
The tropical storm plowed through Houston and left a trail of devastation in its wake, leaving many homeless and many others in danger of dying. Thankfully, the Cajun Navy, Texas “Redneck” Army, and other patriotic heroes have stepped in to save the day, but for one person, Miss Poche was too late.
“I knew my kids were safe,” she said. “I wanted to take care of everyone else at that point,” and she tried her best. The first person that came to mind was her elderly neighbor, Agnes Stanley. The old Texan had insisted riding out the hurricane in her home, but as many people in Texas were caught off guard, so was she.
“She had great difficulty getting around,” Michele Poche said. “She was not ambulatory, neighbors brought her paper every day, brought her coffee, we all kind of pitched in to take care of her.” Unfortunately, this willingness to help the elderly isn’t something that low life scumbags often share.
ABC 13 reports that Michele Poche swam through 10 feet of water to reach the elderly woman’s house, but what she saw inside, she will “never forget.” Miss Poche was found inside, drowned by the rising flood waters. To make matters worse, thugs had looted her home, while Miss Poche was still inside. It is not clear if she was still alive, neck deep in water, when the looters came through. If so, it wasn’t just a callous act of theft – it was murder.
Poche told Eyewitness News she called Stanley’s son the morning of August 27th and got permission to break through a window to try and rescue her.
She was too late.
“We saw that she was under the water, and we backed out and called 911,” Poche said. “We think that the water got too high and she may have drowned.”
The Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office confirms she drowned.
Her family, too upset to speak about her on camera, did tell us her body was recovered two days later.
Her home, as well as at least three others on this street, had been burglarized, according to the Houston Police Department.
“She was still in there,” Poche said. “The coroner was not able to get in until Thursday to pick her body up. Yeah, they broke into her house and stole stuff, too.”
The Houston Police Department has been on the lookout for thieves this morning, trying to stop any more damage from happening, but so far there’s been a confirmed 29 storm-related deaths, and there’s expected to be more as waters recede and families are able to return to their homes.
This is exactly why looters need to be shot on sight, as many Texans have declared—these scumbags possibly had the chance to redeem themselves and save an elderly woman, but instead, they ignored her cries for help and burglarized her home.
These are the type of lowlife scum who will rot in hell for all of eternity. What in God’s green earth went through their heads as they looted this old woman’s home, and completely ignored her, as she was drowning? If there’s any justice in this world, these thugs will be caught and put to death.