Skip to comments.Oops! FBI uses chain saw on wrong door
Posted on 02/01/2012 11:34:20 AM PST by The KG9 Kid
A Massachusetts woman says the FBI used a chain saw blade to cut through her door and held her at gunpoint for at least 30 minutes before agents realized they were conducting a raid at the wrong home.
Judy Sanchez, of Fitchburg, says she awoke to heavy footsteps in the stairwell on Jan. 26 and walked into her kitchen in time to see a blade chop through her door.
"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 fifty times. And then I seen the big blade coming down my door."
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A baseball bat? That’s really going to do her a lot of good.
No one was hurt, and both g-men and citizen had a good training exercise. So that’s all right then.
Didn’t intelligence tell them that the monster Elian Gonzales was back in Kuba
No dogs shot, so overall it was an unsuccessful raid.
The FBI should have turned this oops into a win by checking Ms. Sanchez' legal status.
We’ll compensate by shooting some other neighbor’s dog for no reason.
Good thing they had no dogs!
As usual, no one will lose their job over this outrageous blunder. - and there's your answer. Why would they ever change from the current practice if there's reason to do so? Where's the 'ROI'?
So what would’ve happened if a law-abiding citizen exercised their right to self-defense and opened fire on whoever it was that was USING A CHAINSAW to break into their home at 3am in the morning?
I see these stories every so often (and wonder about the stories that you KNOW get covered up) and I’m waiting to hear something like this:
(UPI) San Diego, California. San Diego police report the deaths of twelve armed Federal agents who early this morning attempted to dynamically enter the home of GySgt. Robert Smith. Smith, a twenty year veteran of an undisclosed SEAL team, reported that he was awakened at 3am by the sound of heavy footsteps on his porch. When he heard the sound of a chainsaw being used on his front door he said he took defensive action with his two legally owned .45 caliber automatic handguns. Investigators report that Smith fired thirteen times at the Federal agents who were trying to arrest a suspected drug dealer at a similar address in San Dimas but came to Smith’s house in San Diego by mistake.
The District Attorney’s office says that no charges will be filed against Smith who was “clearly just defending himself”. Federal agents who later tried to take Smith into custody were rebuffed by San Diego police officers and Marine Corps personnel.
There was no comment from the Federal agency responsible for mistakenly sending the twelve agents to Smith’s home outside of that Smith’s door would be replaced.
It turns out agents were after the other tenant on the floor of the multi-unit building who was suspected of dealing drugs. The raid was called Operation Red Wolf, a two-year investigation into drugs and weapons, ....TWO YEARS and they can't even get the correct apartment of the 'bad guy'? Bang up job there guys!!
Oh well, on the upside -- The agents got to play soldier, and no dogs or other pets were needlessly killed. Or any unarmed women or babies shot while standing in a doorway by the Feebs cracker-jack Snipers.
Under Hoover heads would roll for screw-ups like this.
Not now. Now someone will get a promotion.
Uh....why a chainsaw?
I wish I had a legally owned 45 caliber automatic handgun.
She had a 3 month old pitbull puppy who was so scared it pissed on the floor.
Doesnt work if there is a bar across the door. but you can cut away half the door.
That would be unusual.
Don’t worry! It’s just Leatherface saying, “Here’s Johnny!”.
What would happen if a law-abiding citizen took out one or more JBTs who were raiding the wrong address and lived to tell about it?
The War on Drugs has managed to turn both Mexico AND the US into terror states. Quite the twofer.
I hope she didn’t have a dog.
ClintBilly sez: "We got this one right!"
BTW, did they shoot her dog to make her appreciate these government-paid thugs more? OK — Sanchez doesn't have one. Pity, she didn't have one because she needs to be reminded who's in-charge. I wonder what was done to secure Ms. Sanchez’ home after the door was destroyed and how soon? Who will pay for it? Can Sanchez sue the buggers? Oh, silly me!
Ah...I see we’re all sharing the same brain today.
Is the puppy still alive?
If so, they’re really getting sloppy.
I love my steel doors.
Therefore, if you defend your castle and slay one of them with a weapon, you're guilty of deliberately killing a Federal agent.
I am sure that Eric Holder will spare your life, but you'll go to prison and be ruined anyway.
In modern America, it is up to the private citizen to determine if the masked men carrying weapons into your domicile aren't law enforcement officers before defending your family. It sucks, but that's the way it is.
We need to end these 'no-knock' paramilitary raids by law enforcement all over the nation and tell law enforcement agencies this directive: "If you have a warrant to scoop someone up for drugs, do it in broad daylight with your service uniform on. If you're afraid of getting killed doing it this way, then find another line of work because law enforcement just isn't for you."
What happens if they break in and all you have is an attack parakeet or killer gerbil?
Do they shoot or stomp?
The Colt 1911 which is still popular with the military has been officially called “Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911A1” since 1924.
Yes, I know it is a semi-auto but the correct designation of this particular pistol remains as “.45 automatic”.
Duh! Because they have one they bought as a cool toy a while back and they need to justify the expense.
The Federal Bureau of Incompetents strikes again using horrendously bad intelligence. The incompetents had Vasquez under surveillance. They knew he lived in one of the four apartments in the building. They also knew he went into the building and did not leave the building before the raid was launched. They picked the wrong aparment and then kept asking the occupant of the apartment where Vasquez was. She kept responding she did not know. They never bothered to ask if he lived there. They then pulled out scratching their collective noggins (or scrota, depending on which was closer to their brains) wondering how Vasquez got out of the building with being seen.
Turns out Vasquez left his apartment hours later after being certain the incompetents had pulled the plug on the surveillance of the building because they were convinced they had the right apartment and he had somehow escaped.
It was not until the next day when a reporter for the Fitchburg Sentinel and Enterprise reported that they were at the wrong apartment that the Federal Bureau of Incompetents had any inkling that they were at the right building but in the wrong apartment and that they had let Vasquez escape.
Now with the FBI’s history in the Boston area, the question is: Did one of the people in the FBI purposely get a warrent for Apartment 2R instead of Apartment 2F since he or she wanted to protect Vasquez in the same way that the FBI protected James “Whitey” Bulger for 30 years?
So there really is a use for the Tactical Chainsaw Picatinny Rail Mount Accessory.
From the link I saw, the puppy was still alive.
You don’t have to wish, all you have to have is money. Of course in many areas of the country you have to go to a lot of trouble and jump through a few hoops, but I looked and your from Texas.
I think a parakeet, hamster or gerbil would fall into the same “not likely to bite” catagory as a kitten and be stomped.
I guess I could have one made.
One word: C-4 (well one letter, a dash, and one number)
Under der 0baerFuhrer Emperor Hussein 0bama, the die Polizei will be seizing malcontents for re-indoctrination. Resistance is futile.
Yep. Automatic ‘loading’ was the key, not automatic ‘firing’ back then. Still is. Some still don’t know that evidently. I legally own quite a few ‘automatic’ .45’s.
Since they already had the chainsaw handy, he was neutered for the owner at no additional cost.
I guess somebody didn’t take their ‘roids that day.
Sadly, this list needs to be updated.
Uh, if he's a GySgt, he would be a Marine. SEALs are Navy. ;)
That ‘gentler’ approach *does* minimize the ‘collateral damage’ factor for any small children in the area....unless they happen to be holding the vicious parakeet/gerbil/hamster.
True but as I mentioned before, I can watch my front door from where I sit, and they have to get through *two* steel doors to get where I am.
The whole “shock and awe/element of surprise” factor becomes totally moot in the 5-10 minutes they’d need to accomplish all that.
I guess they could go for broke and just fire a rocket into the side of the house.
FYI, I have no intention of ever being “seized”.
I much prefer the alternative.