City Man: Police Drug And Gun Raid Was At Wrong House

Friday, November 18, 2011 – Steve Fermier and WBAL TV
A West Baltimore man is waiting for an apology from the police department after he claims officers raided his home by mistake this week.

Arnold Armstrong said he and some friends were startled when police hammered on his front door.

“(An officer) said, ‘This is a search and seizure warrant for possession of drugs and weapons.’ I said, ‘Well, I believe you have the wrong house.’ He said, ‘No, we have the right house,'” Armstrong told WBAL TV. “One kept insisting that there were weapons still in the house, but they still left. My question was, if you believe that there’s something still in this house, why are you leaving?”

Armstrong said he and the others were handcuffed while the officers spent time going through the home on Wilkens Avenue Wednesday night.

Armstrong said the address on the warrant was correct but he did not recognize any of the names listed.

No weapons were found.

Police are investigating.  At least for now, not apologizing.

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