Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Our tax dollars at work...

FBI cuts down Mass. mom's door in wrong-home raid

A Massachusetts mother says the FBI used a chain saw blade to cut through her door and held her at gunpoint for at least 30 minutes before agents realized they were conducting a raid at the wrong home.

Judy Sanchez, of Fitchburg, says she awoke to heavy footsteps in the stairwell on Jan. 26 and walked into her kitchen in time to see a blade chop through her door.

She says she was held facedown on the floor at gunpoint while her 3-year-old daughter cried in another room.

It turns out agents were after the other tenant on the floor of the multiunit building who is suspected of dealing drugs.

Sanchez says she and her daughter now have trouble sleeping.

The FBI has apologized and is paying for the damage.

1 comment:

  1. A chainsaw??? No wonder you put that old photo there. When it comes to "dumb", the wrong address part is the least of it! If I were commanding that raid, I'd make damn sure that my men used a heavy ram instead, that they stealthily crept up the stairs with. Don't give perp a chance to get set up behind the door with the shotgun. That's so basic that I wonder what really happened...


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