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.