Deputies burst into wrong home looking for suspect
Two Baldwin Park residents say they had no idea what was going last Thursday night when deputies violently burst into their home looking for a man who was not there.
A woman, who only asked to be identified as Linda, and her roommate Steve say they prepared to die after they awoke to the sound of their security door being blown off its hinges, followed by two loud blasts.
“He runs in my room, its dark, ‘Linda oh my God!’ And he is screaming at me, ‘They’re shooting us, they’re killing us, they’re going to kill us, they’re coming in, oh my God!’”
The two retreated to Linda’s bathroom terrified at what was coming for them.
That’s when they heard Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies with the San Dimas station telling them to come out with their hands up.
“So I went outside with my hands up, all kinds of red dots went on me and my heart dropped,” said Steve.
Linda stayed behind, grabbed her cell phone and dialed 911. Meanwhile, Steve says he was outside letting deputies know exactly how he felt.
“I am yelling at them the whole time like, ‘Why did you have to rip my door off? Why did you do that? Just say hey, the sheriff’s department. The window was wide open. I would have came and opened it up for you.’ They said ‘Shut up!’ and started shocking me,” he said.