Police in Evansville, Indiana were alarmed to find threatening comments from someone on the Internet toward local police. They responded by sending a SWAT team to a home to capture the person who left the Topix postings. They invited a camera crew to watch them take down the villain — and it did not exactly turn into the camera-ready moment that they had hoped for.
When police arrived, the door to the home was reportedly open and found Stephanie Milan, 18, sitting inside watching television. Rather than conduct a standard knock and announce, the SWAT charged the home as the invited camera crew and reporter filmed the operation. SWAT team members broke windows and the screen door as flashbang grenades were thrown into the home.
The message is seems was sent on an open WiFi router by a teenage kid outside of the house and the family was released. Nevertheless, the reporter that night, according to the article below, reported how this raid was “an investigation that hits home for many of these brave officers.”
The officers later went to the right house, but this time simply knocked and left the SWAT team at the station.
They found a teen who admitted to having a “smart mouth” and a dislike for the police. Here is the message sent by smartphone:
The chief of police is standing by the raids as good police work and the mayor stands by the actions of the police.