ABC reporter slammed after saying he informed Houston police of supermarket ‘looters’

ABC reporter slammed after saying he informed Houston police of supermarket ‘looters’
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ABC reporter Tom Llamas was slammed on social media Tuesday after tweeting that he was witnessing "looting" at a large supermarket in Houston that warranted informing local police and Coast Guard.  

Llamas next tweeted that he had "informed police of the looting and Coast Guard is flying overhead. Multiple officers now on the scene."

The negative response to the reporter's tweets was swift, with many on social media accusing Llamas of snitching on hungry residents attempting to survive catastrophic flooding in Houston and surrounding areas.

Following the outcry on Twitter, Llamas deleted his second tweet, explaining that what he meant was that he had informed police who were already in the area after responding to the discovery of a dead body.

The 38-year-old Llamas is an anchor for ABC's "World News Tonight" and chief national correspondent.

The Hill has reached out to ABC News for comment.