FBI Uses Chainsaw To Bust Into Home, Forces Woman To Lie In Dog’s Pee, Prevents Her From Comforting Crying Toddler . . . And Then Announces They Have The Wrong Apartment

In Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Judy Sanchez was at home with her three-year-old daughter when she heard pounding on her door. Before she could do anything, a chainsaw suddenly came tearing through the door and agents then kicked in the remainder with guns drawn. It then got worse . . .

The agents ordered Sanchez to the floor and would not let her go and get her daughter who was crying in the next room. They did tell her to grab her pit bull puppy, which proceeded to pee out of fear. She lay in the dog’s urine for over thirty minutes before the agents realized that they were looking for apartment 2f. She lives in apartment 2R.

Of course, it might have been difficult to read the apartment number since they just chainsawed the front door.

She said that she received a rather perfunctory apology and “Here’s the phone number for your landlord to get reimbursed for the door, have a good day.”

It is not clear if this was a “no knock” warrant — a practice that has been repeatedly criticized as judges allow police to burst into homes based on their statement that the subjects could be dangerous. Even with “knock and announce” searches, police often knock just seconds before the door comes off the hinges.

The use of the chainsaw, of course, adds a horror film aspect to the scene . . . not that it needed it.

Source: CBS as first seen on Reddit.

48 thoughts on “FBI Uses Chainsaw To Bust Into Home, Forces Woman To Lie In Dog’s Pee, Prevents Her From Comforting Crying Toddler . . . And Then Announces They Have The Wrong Apartment

  1. Judge Heaney, who authored the decision denying a new trial, has since voiced firm support for Mr. Peltier’s release, stating that the FBI used improper tactics to convict Mr. Peltier, the FBI was equally responsible for the shoot-out, and that Mr. Peltier’s release would promote healing with Native Americans.

    http://www.freeleonard.org/case/index.html

  2. This is what happens when a nation spends 10 years hero-worshiping the military and their operations. Kids playing war games. Tragic.

  3. That’s a DCF report right there…I hope mom also presses charges on her own behalf. These agents should be charged and incarcerated!

  4. It should definitely be a career-ending offence to be in charge of such an egregiously botched raid.

    The one(s) in charge should be fired without recourse and stripped of pension and all professional certifications and associations They should permanently lose the right to ever again work anywhere else with the authority to exercise public power.

    We need to bring back the old rule, with teeth: “better that 10 guilty go free than 1 innocent be harmed”.

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