FBI Chainsaws Open Door Of The Wrong Home, Terrifies Mother And Daughter


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Last week in Fitchburg Massachusetts the FBI conducted a ‘no-knock’ raid and chainsawed through the door of Judy Sanchez’s apartment. They held her at gunpoint in front of her three year old child for 30 minutes. About then they realised they had busted through the wrong door. 

From the story about the event on MSNBC

“I took two steps, face the second door, and I heard the click of a gun, and saying, ‘FBI, get down,’ so I laid down on my living room floor,” Sanchez told WHDH.com. “I was screaming, ‘You have the wrong apartment, you have the wrong apartment,’ over 50 times. And then I seen the big blade coming down my door.”

For the FBI this was supposed to have been the culmination of a two-year investigation into a drug and weapons-dealing operation. 

In two years they couldn’t figure out the actual apartment. 

Sanchez said she and her daughter now have trouble sleeping at night and she now keeps a baseball bat near her bed. 

The FBI plans on reimbursing Sanchez for the door. 

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