‘It Was Terrorizing’: Cops Hold Naked Woman and Her Small Kids at Gunpoint After Raiding Wrong Home
Police in Massachusetts held a terrified nude woman and her children at gunpoint on Wednesday after a no-knock raid on the wrong apartment.
According to the Telegram & Gazette, 23-year-old Marianne Diaz was stunned awake at 5:30 am as Worcester police officers knocked down her door and burst into the home wearing SWAT gear and pointing “big guns.”
“Stop f*cking crying and take care of your f*cking kids,” Diaz said one officer told her.
Diaz says she held her 7-year-old daughter and 18-month-old daughter as officers refused to let her cover up for about 10 minutes.
“It was terrorizing, and the worst thing I’ve ever been through in my life,” Diaz told WBZ-TV. “They were loud, vulgar and disgusting in behavior.”
Police say they were looking for a man who had lived in the apartment before Diaz and her fiancee moved there.
Prosecutors said the officers acted on “the best information they had,” even though court documents show the man police were looking for was arrested two weeks earlier and listed a different address.
“I’m really upset about that,” Diaz told the station. “If they knew I lived there and had no criminal record, and the electricity was under my name, then why do this and use excessive force?”