The story below is what EarHustle411 calls a SNAFU that’s FUBAR!! Being a Bounty Hunter doesn’t afford you any more rights than that of regular citizens and whatever organization that employs you to “hunt” down criminals and scofflers had better be on top of their game. Clearly a group of bounty hunters chose to follow up on a tip from Facebook rather than hunt from a solid lead. Well unfortunately, the bounty Hunters got it all wrong and found themselves in the midst of a gigantic OOPS, we’re sorry!!
Check it out as reported by CBS News:
Police in Arizona are investigating a botched bounty hunter raid at a home they surely didn’t mean to hit, CBS News’ Don Dahler reports.
Nearly a dozen bounty hunters swarmed a house in Phoenix Tuesday night, but instead of finding a man wanted in Oklahoma, they found Joseph Yahner, the police chief of the sixth largest city in America.
“When the chief goes to the front door, he is confronted by an individual who is out there with a gun drawn,” Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump said.
The team of armed bounty hunters woke up the police chief and his wife.
“Uh, we have, some, I don’t know if they’re bounty hunters or what they are, but they’re, uh, they just banged on our door, and they’re looking for somebody,” Yahner told a police dispatcher.
That somebody was Roderick Battle — wanted in Oklahoma on drug charges.
The team was apparently acting on bad information from an erroneous tip posted on their Facebook page.
Source: CBS News