An FBI task force performed one of the most epic drug raid fails in recorded history last week. Agents raided a Fitchburg, Massachusetts, apartment on Thursday just after 6 a.m. with the intention of rounding up a narcotics suspect. When I say “raided” I mean they knocked a few times and proceeded to cut through the door with a chainsaw like god damn Leatherface. That seems a bit unnecessary even under normal circ*mstances, but this time they had the wrong apartment.
The intended suspect lived in 2F but the FBI went H.A.M on 2R. Upon entering the mistaken drug den they found a woman, her three-year-old daughter, and the family dog. After forcing the occupants to get on the ground at gunpoint (and making the woman lay in a puddle of her terrified pet’s urine), they eventually figured out that it was the wrong apartment.
The woman describes how her morning went: "I just happened to glance over and saw this huge chainsaw ripping down the side of my door," she said. "And I was freaking out. I didn't know what was going on."
She says the FBI later returned to apologize. I’m assuming their “apology” sounded more like an explanation of how there are civilian casualties in war and she should just feel lucky that they got their man — which they ultimately did after scaring the shit out of her and her kid. There’s nothing like a group of armed, adrenaline-junkie G-men hopped up on caffeine and 5-Hour Energy busting into your home with a chainsaw to start the day.