reply to post by HomerinNC
I have posted a good story several times. The police here in my town were put in a precarious situation by an unethical DA in another state. They
were presented with a warrant for "felony theft of an historical document." They came to serve the warrant, with a full swat team, and helicopter
on my home. Luckily, I was out of town, but my parents, wife, and newborn child were there.
Here is how it went down:
My parents were involved in a lawsuit over a savings/bearer bond that a county in Missouri refused to pay. The DA decided the bond must have been
paid at some point, so therefore it must have been stolen at some point, even though it was not stamped paid, and even though there was an active
court case. She issued the Felony Warrant.
I had a 90 lb pitbull, that had become very protective over my pregnant wife, and subsequently the newborn child. My parents were staying in our home
to help with the baby while I was travelling a little.
Just after dusk, my dog's hair stood up, and he began growling at the backdoor. (We had a 6ft wood privacy fence around the backyard, and it is a
large yard.) My wife opens the door to let the dog check things out. She hears scuffling, hollering, and mens voices, so she quickly locks the door!
My mom goes for her gun, there is a knock at the front door, and Dad cautiously approaches the door. A sheriff identifies himself and asks if he can
come in. Dad cracks the door to see a line of swat team personnel backing up a sheriff. Dad doesn't allow them to come in, but he leaves the door
cracked enough for the conversation. My wife and the baby were in a back bedroom by that point. Nobody had any idea what was going on, and they
could now hear the helicopter overhead!
Long story short, the sheriff calmly explained the warrant, he was eventually allowed entry, and they subsequently took my mom and dad to jail for the
night. They posted bond the next morning, and added the whole fiasco to their lawsuit against the other county. The swat team relaxed and joked with
my wife about the 90lb charging pitbull that was released out the back door! They thought it was hilarious, and I guess some men had already gotten
inside the fence, but they quickly scaled right back over it!
They didn't shoot the dog, they didn't bust down the door, they didn't harm anyone. They were polite to my mother and allowed her to change her
clothes to be more appropriate for jail. They apologized to my wife, asked if she needed any help with the baby, and they complimented the dog for
I tell the story a lot, because we live a little outside town. It is a country setting, my house was defended by my Dad, two armed Mamas and a 90lb
pitbull that had become very protective of my newborn son and wife! The police force had a felony interstate warrant, a swat team, and a helicopter.
The stage was set for a brutal misunderstanding and a lot of bloodshed, but luckily the police showed a ton of restraint and professionalism and
everything turned out fine! Kudos to Leon County Sheriffs Department!!