Virginia State Police Raid Wrong Address

BY Herschel Smith
5 months, 4 weeks ago

WTVR.com:

HENRICO, Va. (WTVR) –Ruth Hunter, a 75-year-old woman, said she was tied up while State Police invaded her Henrico apartment.

She said officers told her during the raid what they were looking for, and court documents also show the information. She said she had nothing to do with the investigation.

Virginia State Police said a drug investigation is what prompted a Henrico County magistrate to issue a warrant for an apartment in the 5600 block of Crenshaw road.

The woman claims that officers ultimately arrested a man who lives two doors down from her.

“I thought someone was breaking in to rob or kill me,” Hunter said.

Seconds after her front door flies open Hunter said she heard a voice yell “Police!”

“…Took my hands with a tie-thing and said ‘You’re under arrest’ and started asking questions,” she recalled. “The more I told them I didn’t know these people, the more he continued.”

Hunter said that police left her apartment and went two doors down, while she was left handcuffed with a zip tie.

The fiancé of the man arrested says she was there at the time, and asked CBS 6 to hide her identity

“Just so happened they came to the apartment and they got it mixed up,’ she said.

State Police cite an ongoing drug investigation as why they can’t comment any further.

Ms. Hunter doesn’t say, but I suspect the LEOs pointed rifles at her head.  They can’t comment any further because they screwed up, and we wouldn’t want the public to get wind of things like this, would we now?  They may start to question why we have to do raids like this in the first place.

At 75 years old, it’s seriously in doubt that she posed any threat to anyone, much less the police, and the fact that she was zip tied is obscene.  Hey, but at least the LEOs got to go home safely at the end of their shift, and that’s what’s really important, right?



  • Josh

    “I thought someone was breaking in to rob or kill me”

    Their no-knock, jackboot raids will get more and more officers killed.

  • Daniel Smith

    The day that a police “raid gone wrong” happens in my residence, is the day I will be calling you to bail me out of jail; because police are going to get a load of buckshot to the face if they come banging on my door.

  • paul b

    If the police raid your home in error it is too late to use the buck shot. We will not be baling you out, we will be identifying your corpse.

    It does not matter which agency decides to raid you home. once they are stacked up outside the door it is too late for any meaningful resistance.

    Now a multi-million dollar law suit for the years they shortened you life might just get their attention. But that won’t work as long as the only ones mantra is being chanted by the goons breaking down the door.

    We no longer live in the USA. We are in the FUSA which is a police state.

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  • B.Rubin

    Holy crap this seems to be happening a lot lately. What do you all think…is it because it is happening more often? Is it because they are doing so many more Rambo raids for stupid crap? Are we just hearing about it more since the big three don’t have a choke hold on the media? Just wondering what people think….

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