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Armed Police Raid Wrong House And Drag Owner Out In Boxers

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Armed Police Raid Wrong House And Drag Owner Out In Boxers

Shocking footage shows the moment armed police officers ended up raiding the wrong house and dragging a poor, innocent owner out of his home in his boxers. Take a look below:

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The dramatic scenes were captured via a Ring doorbell where officers held 56-year-old Eddie Croasdell at gunpoint in his home while he was wearing nothing but a t-shirt and a pair of boxers.

However, it was soon discovered that Eddie was, in fact, the wrong man and the person they were actually going for managed to escape.

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Sky engineer Eddie, of St Albans, Hertfordshire, said in an exclusive interview with The Sun: "I was woken up to bashing at my door on Sunday morning at 8.30am to see what looked like a platoon of US Marines standing outside.

"I was completely, completely terrified.

Police raided Eddie's home on Sunday at 8.30am. Credit: The Sun / News Licensing
Police raided Eddie's home on Sunday at 8.30am. Credit: The Sun / News Licensing

"I opened up and was painted with laser targets and someone shouting, 'Put your hands over your head'.

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"I thought, 'S**t they must think I'm a terrorist. They are going to shoot me'.

"I racked my brains to think of something I might have done recently or in the past - but I can't even bring myself to drop litter.

"While the police were treating me like Osama Bin Laden, the guy they wanted got away.

"How did they got it so wrong?

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"I mean, it's not like South Central LA or something, it's St Albans."

Eddie thought he was going to get shot in his very own home. Credit: The Sun / News Licensing
Eddie thought he was going to get shot in his very own home. Credit: The Sun / News Licensing

Eddie's 15-year-old son, Jack, was also reportedly questioned at gunpoint and they feared their dog - a Jack Russel-Chihuahua cross - would be shot by the officers.

He added: "From outside I could hear them frantically shouting, 'There's a dog, there's a dog!'

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"They made it sound like there was some sort of military attack dog hidden in there."

It's being said that nine armed and six uniformed officers, two vans, three cars and a dog-handling unit were present on Sunday's raid.

"There were police everywhere," Eddie said of the alarming incident.

Eddie is considering taking legal action. Credit: The Sun / News Licensing
Eddie is considering taking legal action. Credit: The Sun / News Licensing
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"There were armed police walking up and down the street, there were police cars piled up in the street... not just parked, but in the middle of the road at different angles to each other.

"There were guys with police dogs, I don't even litter so I was thinking, 'no matter what I've done, there is nothing I could possibly have done that would justify this'."

Eddie has since issued a complaint to the police watchdog and is considering legal action.

Hertfordshire Constabulary said: "Public safety is our number one priority in these circumstances and time was of the essence.

"Officers attended reports that a person in one of the flats was being held at knifepoint."

Featured Image Credit: The Sun / News Licensing

Topics: Police, UK News, crime

Anish Vij
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