An Austrian SWAT team learned the perils of working in the dark this week (as did an innocent family) when the police decided to leave off hall lights in an apartment building so not to alert the suspect. The problem is that, with the lights off, they could not make out the door numbers and raided the wrong unit.
Police official Josef Knoflach admitted that the SWAT team in the southern city of Klagenfurt used a battering ram to raid the wrong unit and surrounded its still sleeping tenant with drawn guns.
Eventually, they went across the hall to the correct apartment and surprisingly two men were still in the unit, where the police found cocaine, cannabis and cash.
As for the innocent victim, he received a compensation form.