FBI Raids Wrong Home In Bellevue

BELLEVUE (KDKA) — A Bellevue man says the FBI, armed with assault rifles, stormed into his house.

They were apparently looking for someone who does not live there.

Now the family is filing a lawsuit.

Federal agents kicked in the doors around 5:30 a.m. in March. According to the lawsuit, 10 members of the Adams family suddenly heard breaking glass and wood and a lot of screaming.

Lights were put in their faces and lasers from high-powered rifles were pointed at their chests. According to the lawsuit, everyone thought they were about to die.

“If I would have had a gun, I would have came downstairs shooting,” Gary Adams said. “They all had their faces covered. I didn’t know what was going on.

“I would’ve started shooting and then I would be dead and probably seven or eight … members of my family would be dead.”

The lawsuit indicated the feds were after a drug suspect who hasn’t lived in the home for two years and moved out before the Adams family ever moved in.

In fact, court records show the suspect actually lives in California.

Attorneys filing the suit say this has to stop.

“Law-abiding citizens’ constitutional rights are not, cannot and should not ever be collateral damage in the government’s war on drugs,” Tim O’Brien, the family’s attorney, said.

Attorneys representing the family say this is not an isolated incident and there are lawsuits like this across the country.

They are hoping that the family will not only receive financial reward from this lawsuit, but the FBI will admit its error and create a policy change.

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  1. Tick Tock says:

    Looking for a resident that had not lived there in two years? Sounds like the Crawford Village rent fraud snafu, those tax paying citizens were illegally charged the last tenants rent when they were falsely arrested. just my opinion.

    1. Tick Tock says:

      they desrve more than $50,000.00. Tim Stevens hasn’t jumped on this one because he is afraid of white people. He knows how far to take it.

  2. Tick Tock says:

    Go back to school and re-discover grammar and spelling. You have no class, no pun intended.

  3. debi says:

    this case sounds all to familar, if the man would of shot this would have been my sister’s case all over ( christina korbe) in her case they had the rite house but they where not coming for her and like the man said they did not identify himself to him!!!!! she did not know either!!! when is this abuse of power, disrespect for citizens, lack of knowlodege and procedures by law enforcement going to end!!!! where r thre comments from the haters of my sister now!! what do u have to say now!!! ?????? thats what i figured! lets sweep this ine under the rug too! well this one isn;t going away, more power to the adam’s family!!!

  4. G-Man says:

    10 people in the house, how many had jobs?

  5. debi says:

    g-man what time did they bust into the house? i beleive it was 530 am, most people r not at work at that time they either r sleeping or just getting up. is that all u have in defending this corrupt agency?

  6. Terry says:

    11 people in da house Somebody best be getten in the shower and getten ready for work or der aint gonna be no hot water

  7. dr michael says:

    So I dont buy this story. There is more to this that we do not know about.. FBI guys dont just storm houses. They make their moves after careful planning and observing the goings on for some time, then they make their move.

    I suspect that the attorney will get rich from this and the family will get the leftovers.

  8. Daniel says:

    Normally I am a full supporter of law enforcement but it seems like the FBI was totally wrong here.

  9. Elliott Ness says:

    Where id Marty get that gangster suit? it looks like it came off one of those dusty dummy’s at Mountaineer casino

  10. LUCAS says:

    Yah, this has happened before at least no one died. Here’s one for yah a Marine war veteran GOT SHOT AN DIED DURING A BOTCHED RAID ON THE WRONG HOUSE. GUESS WHAT NOTHING IS HAPPENING TO THE SWAT TEAM, THEY JUST RECENTLY GOT LET OFF WITH NOT EVEN A SLAP ON THE WRIST.
    http://www.patriotactionnetwork.com/profiles/blogs/marine-war-veteran-killed-in

  11. FedUp Florida says:

    I’m sure every male in that house is gainfully employed and drug free. Not. http://www.fedupintolerant.com

  12. Ariel says:

    If you pay attention to the news, this sort of thing happens almost weekly across this country and it’s time for it to stop.

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