FBI agents conducted a ‘no-knock’ raid and used a chainsaw to gain entry into the wrong home, which happened to be Judy Sanchez’s apartment, and they proceeded to hold her at gunpoint in front of her three year old child for about 30 minutes.
The Fitchburg Massachusetts FBI agents realized that they used the chainsaw to bust through the wrong door, MSNBC reports.
“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.”
For the federal agency 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.