St. Landry Parish Sheriff Clay Higgins is the star of a video gone viral, a video in which the south Louisiana lawman threatens an  area street gang, calling them "thugs", "animals" and "heathens" who "will be hunted".

Higgins says the gang, the Gremlins, “are responsible for hundreds of violent crimes: murders, armed robberies, witness intimidation, burglaries, drug trafficking, extortion, and brutal beatings.”

Toward the end of the video, the Sheriff is armed with 9mm pistol, an AR-15 and is wearing a bulletproof vest. He then looks at the camera and addresses the gang: "Do you think men like these are afraid of an uneducated 125 pound punk like you that’s never won a fair fight in your life and holds your gun sideways?”