Law enforcement across the Acadiana region of Louisiana are seeking to put an end to the ruthless Gremlins Gang.
According to KATC, the gang’s criminal history includes murder, violent theft, attempted robbery and drug-related crimes. They often post photos and music videos boasting of their crimes. Some victims of the gang have not cooperated with investigators. 10 members of the gang have been arrested, but seven are on the move.
Capt. Higgins and the Abbeville Police Department are going to try to take them down.
The outspoken police captain released a bold video, addressing both the public and remaining members of the Gremlins. In the video, Higgins asks fellow patriots to “stand up” and send a “clear message to the world.”
The video opens with Higgins dressed in uniform, and later cuts to a wide shot of him in combat gear, flanked by law enforcement officers and leaders of the local African-American community.
“I’m hopeful that the Acadiana community can make a strong stand, and by extension, perhaps the country, will hear this message and make a strong, unified stand,” says Higgins, “When a community comes together and draws a bold line in the sand and says we’re not going to tolerate that kind of violence in our area.”
In the video, Higgins directly calls out members of the gang.
“You think men like these are afraid of an uneducated, 125-pound punk like you that’s never won a fair fight in his life and holds your gun sideways? Young man, I’ll meet you on solid ground, light or heavy — makes no difference to me.”
“Look at you. Men like us, we do dumbbell presses with weights bigger than you.”
Higgins also addresses any suspicion of racial undertones in his message.
“For those of you who would use this message as a way to create false racial division in our country – take a close look behind me. Standing next to every cop is a leader of our black community. This is not about race, it’s about right versus wrong.”
Higgins finishes the message with a bold call to action.
“One last message to the Gremlins. You don’t like the things I’ve told you tonight. I’ve got one thing to say. I’m easy to find.”
If you have information about the gang’s whereabout, police ask you call these two numbers: Louisiana State Police Troop I at (337) 262-5880 or Louisiana State Police Detectives at (337) 332-8055.