The highly conspicuous thieves were caught red-handed with the pole on top of their SUV.
The Jacksonville sheriff’s office posted a photo of the shirtless culprits sitting on the curb.
It wrote on Facebook: ‘These two were caught stealing a JEA pole just this morning! Citizens watching out and officers cleaning up = partnership! #HurricaneIrma’
Twitter users noted they would have struggled to sell it for recycling considering it is obviously a stolen power pole.
As of Wednesday, 3.2 million people were still without power in the Sunshine State.