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BRIDGE CREEK, Okla. -- Residents in one community hit by a tornado last month now say they're victims again.

The story takes us back to Bridge Creek in Grady County. People who live here say they're having a hard enough time recovering, and now looters are stealing their belongings.

Since losing his home almost a month ago, it seems Henry Keller always has something to do, now he has another job.

“I just won’t put up with looters,” said Keller.

He’s trying protect what the last tornado didn’t tear apart, while looters are trying to cash in big.

“They drive real slow and then they come back and jump out and grab what they want and throw in the back of the truck and go on,” he said.

His next door neighbor’s property has already been hit.

“They’ve already had several things missing in their travel trailer. They have a storage bin that’s been open and stuff taken,” said Keller.

There are debris piles every few feet on Keller’s road filled with metal, pipes, and sometimes tools.

“In 1999, we went through this and we tried to be nice and let people if they wanted to take the stuff by the curb.  But then they started to come in the yard and want this and that. I had one woman come in with two kids and try to take my chickens,” he said.

This time, Keller says he’s done being nice.

“They’re just about as low as you can get as far as I’m concerned. I can shoot one and not even bat an eye,” said Keller.

In some cases, homeowners will give individuals permission to get things from their property, that requires signed paperwork from the property owners.

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