Deputies Storm Wrong House In Botched Pot Raid; Cause Fire

By Steve Elliott ~alapoet~ in News

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Some members of a Southern California family narrowly escaped with their lives after a house fire was caused by a botched raid by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies thought they’d found the bad guy when they surrounded a Spring Valley house and ordered everyone out at gunpoint. But the suspect they were looking for — a gunman who had robbed a medical marijuana delivery service — wasn’t there. Instead, they interrupted a family having dinner, and caused a kitchen fire when they wouldn’t allow the housewife to go back inside and turn off the stove.
The whole time the family was being held outside at gunpoint, they were pleading with the deputies to turn off their stove, telling them the food was going to catch the kitchen afire.
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