Texas grandmother, autistic man held at gunpoint in wrong-door police raid
policestateusa.com / by Site Staff in News / June 17, 2014
HOUSTON, TX — A woman and her disabled son were held at gunpoint when police breached their security door and raided their home looking for narcotics. They found none, since they were raiding the wrong address.
Houston grandmother Barbara Thomas says that she thought she was going to die when armed men ripped past her burglar bars and aimed guns at her and her autistic son earlier in 2014.
“They told me to get down,” Thomas said to KPRC. “There were guns everywhere. I mean, the long guns with lights on them. I was crying hysterically.”
Thomas says that she and her son were forced to crouch in the living room as the intruders threatened them and demanded drugs. Of course, they were no ordinary drug-seeking intruders. They were sent by the Houston Police Department.
“I know at least three (officers) were right there because they had guns directly at me and my son, and the rest I know were going through the house.”
“They had guns directly at me and my son…There were guns everywhere. I mean, the long guns with lights on them. I was crying hysterically.”
The cops’ hatred for personal freedoms was only surpassed by their incompetence. After allegedly tearing through bedrooms, the kitchen, and closets looking for contraband, police finally realized that they were terrorizing the wrong family.