ABC reporter faces backlash after informing police of grocery store 'looting'

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HOUSTON – An ABC reporter sparked controversy after tweeting that he informed police of what he described as the "looting" of a grocery store during Hurricane Harvey. 

Tom Llamas, who has over 22,000 Twitter followers, was covering flooding in Houston. Police had just discovered a body when he told them people were looting a large supermarket. 

Llamas deleted the tweet after considerable backlash, and attempted to clarify his statement: "Let me clear this up–we were w/police who had discovered a dead body & mentioned we saw ppl w/faces covered going into a supermarket nearby."