Chicago – When a family was awoken in the middle of the night to a series of loud bangs against their front door, they automatically thought they were being robbed. However, they soon found out that the people who were breaking into their house were the same people they would have called for "help" during a robbery.
Homeowner Shanae Cross, 34, told ABC7 that it was around midnight on Thursday when she heard her mother "just started screaming and hollering and ran to the bathroom and said, 'Somebody is kicking down the door.'"
"Next thing you know, when I'm looking there's guns in my face. Just guns drawn out, 'Get outta here, who's in here with you?' Just a bunch of questions," Cross said, describing the scene when SWAT team members first broke into her house. "I'm like, 'What the hell is you doing in my house? Who are you, why are you in my house?' Then I realize when I see the vests and all, this is the police."
Officers began to arrest Cross's 17-year-old brother, and she told ABC7 that she immediately demanded to see a search warrant for the residence where the officers were initiating the "no-knock" raid. When an officer told her the street address was "8203," she informed them that they were at the wrong house.