Today's award goes to a team of erstwhile bounty hunters in Arizona.
An Arizona bounty hunter was booked after he and his team mistakenly raided the home of the Phoenix police chief while looking for a fugitive, authorities said.
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It turned out to be a mistake of epic proportion when the slim, white, police chief answered the door in his underwear, awoken from his slumber, rather than an expected 310-pound, black, male suspect — wanted out of Oklahoma on drug charges.
A bondsman challenged the baton-wielding chief at the door but the situation quickly deescalated when the mistake was revealed.
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Farley is charged with criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct. Police are investigating where the initial false report originated.
There's more at the link.
Here's how it went down.
From the somewhat peeved reaction of the police chief, I suspect a certain bounty hunter won't be getting out of jail free - or anytime soon. I wonder which disgruntled former 'client' of the local PD placed the phony report that led the bounty hunters to the wrong address? Sort of reverse SWATting, in a way.