U.S. Marshals Raid Wrong Apartment, Force Mother and Children to Stand Outside Naked at Gunpoint

A Washington, D.C. woman is traumatized after U.S. Marshals mistakenly raided her apartment in the early AM hours this past Thursday morning.

Hannah Lanes, her daughter, and her 4-year-old son were still sleeping when they heard a knock on their door at 6:30 AM on Thursday but when her daughter went to see who it was knocking on the door, one of the officers had apparently covered the peephole.

Before her daughter had any time to react, eight U.S. Marshals burst open the door with their guns drawn and pointed at the family inside.

“My daughter went to the peep hole. They had the finger over the peep hole, so we couldn’t identify who they were . . . they just knocked down the door. We didn’t have on any clothes. I was completely naked. My daughter didn’t have on any clothes. They started screaming, telling everybody to get out of the house.”

Being held outside at gunpoint by the U.S. Marshals and wrapped in only a bed sheet, the mother, still unaware of why police were even at her apartment, screamed to the officers that her 4-year-old son was inside. She begged for them not to hurt him. ‘Please don’t shoot my son,'” she pleaded.

Eventually, one of the U.S. Marshals noticed something wrong.

“Isn’t this apartment 203?” one of the Marshals said.

At that moment, both Hannah Lanes and her daughter exclaimed, “No!”

“Oh, we have the wrong house,” the Marshal replied.

Lanes and her family live in room 201 which was marked clearly on the door.

Screen Shot 2015-08-08 at 5.06.43 PM“So we’re standing outside with no clothes on, shaking, crying, scared. Guns have been pointed at us from the time we wake up and they have the wrong house,” she said.

The U.S. Marshals, showing NO warrants, had meant to perform the surprise raid on the neighboring apartment.

After the horrifying incident that will most likely leave the Lanes family terrified of police for the rest of their lives, the U.S. Marshals nonchalantly admitted to their error and released a statement basically patting themselves on the back and minimizing the situation.

Annually, the U.S. Marshals arrest more than 100,000 fugitives, with the safety of the public and law enforcement personnel as an utmost concern.  Whenever U.S. Marshals deputies and task force officers enter private residences, they do so in accordance with the laws of the United States. 

Today, while serving both a search warrant and an arrest warrant for a fugitive wanted for First and Second Degree Child Sexual Abuse, USMS task force members mistakenly breached the door of a neighboring apartment.  Immediately thereafter, the fugitive was apprehended in his nearby apartment.  USMS personnel notified building management, who then repaired the door locks and provided the occupant with new keys prior to the USMS personnel leaving the scene.  

At this time we cannot comment on potential or pending litigation.  However, any member of the public who believes that their property has been damaged as a result of a USMS operation may submit a claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act.”

Jason Matthew
Deputy United States Marshal
DC Superior Court

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  • karl n

    Lady, sue those idiots !

  • vegas jack

    This is what happens when you give a moron a badge and free reign to terrorize innocent people. Disgusting behavior!

  • CopApologistsSuck

    watch for JC and his let’s see how this turns out speech.

  • Yomammaaho

    The pis were high. They should’ve been drug tested. ……..there’s no other reason to SEE the house number, and yet not understand.

  • Yomammaaho

    The cops will certainly be let off by our corrupt courts. Guaranteed.

  • fgt4urights

    Emily Miller (news woman) “It wasn’t a criminal who broke into this family’s home this morning with guns, it was the US Marshals…” Wrong Emily Miller, it was a bunch of criminals with guns….

  • JC

    They weren’t naked. They were wrapped in a bed sheet. It was an accident and I’m sure the PD will pay for any damage to your property. Such is life.

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    And this shows the intelligence of pigs, it is why they will be slaughtered right along with you.

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    Uuummmm….. their pigs. They are not hired for their intelligence, they are hired for their lack of it.

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    And this is why it shouldn’t be left up to the courts. These motherfuckers should be slaughtered before they make it two blocks away from the house. War will be brought to them, and their families will be burned alive in front of them.

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    More people need to have guns loaded at the door and ready for any entrance that hasn’t been given permission to enter. Every one of these pigs should have been blown away.

  • Scott Downey

    If you don’t want the government breaking into your home, forcing you to the street naked. Stop sleeping in it.

  • Cliff

    What a bootlicking bitch! You should be ashamed of yourself. What’s your real name, officer?

  • Arthur Doakes

    You make no sense at all, land of the free. Clearly if you work for USMS you should be able to tell the difference between 201-203. You must not like having rights.

  • Sherry Gillespie

    Storm is coming asshole and none of you ass-hats have enough protection or enough brains to stay the fuck out of the way.

  • Your mom

    Jc , it was a home invasion, not a ups delivery. This is a serious situation, and your attitude is simplistically passive. This shouldn’t happen ever, and it wouldn’t, if people took their jobs more seriously. looking to check a fucking apartment number is a simple task a child can do. This is an incompetent group of individuals that needs to be dept with , and pay restitutions.

  • Michael Cowan

    Property is not the issue. Freedom from tyranny, right to life and liberty are the issue. Where do we submit our claims for damage to those? Maybe we should ask the founders?

  • knowa1

    How do we un entrance the prohibition industry which cost society more than $50 Billion a year and is History’s most golden cash cow. That’s a lot of high paying jobs that would vanish overnight with no replacements job other than what will come with canna prosperity. The demographics have changed and the internet has exposed the truth about cannabis prohibition. There is no where in the constitution that makes prohibition legal or is there any scientific justification for its prohibition. Maintaining prohibition is Constitutional treason

  • Lisa Young

    I ask that question all the time who is going to police the police

  • knowa1

    When victims go to sue they need to go after employment bonds so the clowns can’t just go to another town and be bonded again.

  • No fucking bastard tells me how I live in my house, you included.

  • knowa1

    We have to stop giving police immunity when they violate the Bill of Rights.

  • Cops get off after killing innocents, this doesn’t count for anything in their books.

  • Leland Whitehouse

    The only thing that will stop this unlawful acts is MONEY. I hope she gets an Attorney, sue’s for ten million dollars & wins every penny.

  • Resit

    Yeah no harm done right? Just traumatized an innocent women and her children because pigs cant be bothered to read an apartment number. No knock warrants increase the danger to police and the public and need to stop. No one was killed or injured this time but cops often kill or injury the victims of no knock raids.

    JC, if I came to your house, knocked down your door, put a gun in your face and drug you and your children out naked would that be ok? No hard feelings right?

  • SineNomine

    Pigs are actually intelligent and useful animals. People even keep some types of pigs as pets. Maybe we need a new moniker. Orcs, perhaps? Eh, I’ll work on it.

  • Brendan Jones

    And there it is cop sucker jc! what a pussy!

  • Brendan Jones

    JC is a troll who sucks cop dick and licks cop ass!

  • Brendan Jones

    Your breath smells of cop ass!

  • JC

    A smart ass cunt making threats. Go figure. Get a life.

  • JC

    Another bullshit streetsheep copblocker trying to show everyone how smart he isn’t. Did you get tired of sitting on your finger until a knuckle pops? Try all your fingers next time.

  • JC

    More threats more paperwork, more emails.

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    It just has to be a good acronym.
    P = people
    I = in
    G = government
    S = suits

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    You do enjoy making a fool of yourself.

  • Shawn

    It is an accident that shouldn’t happen. They were careless of harming the innocent. If they are claiming to be professional enough to behave like this, then they are claiming to be competent to do it correctly. Where is your sense of accountability for cops when they screw up? You and t are more than willing to hold everyone else accountable for their poor choices.

    And a sheet is not clothing. Think no cop got a good look at her against her will?

  • Shawn

    JC, common, and t all think that because the cop goes home and sleeps well, no one was harmed. The idea that you can attack people like this, without causing long term affects, is absurd. Numerous reports of kids left with nightmares and even adults are prone to affects.

  • SineNomine

    I think he was being sarcastic.

  • Hannah Lanes

    US Marshal’s are not cops though correct? Not that it makes a difference, but there is a distinction between the two correct?

  • Resit

    I think it has more to do with perceived characteristics of pigs that are shared with Pigs. Such as gluttony, greed, filthiness, and sexual impropriety.

  • t

    You need to recognize JC and my supremacy…officers are superior to the citizens…we can give you a lawful order over the internet and you have to obey it.

  • t

    This will instill fear of police into the young kids…when the proper level of fear is instilled into the populace…the public is more easily domanated.

  • t

    We are above scrutiny…citizens need to be more respoectful…of our supremacy.

  • t

    Your practicing law without a lcience…tell me your name and address dso I can report you to the authoriies…I can gice lawful orders and yoiu have to obey.

  • jonn

    Hahahaha, “have to obey”, what a shit-stain!
    Run back down into your basement and be a good little boy.

  • Tom

    If any of them had an IQ with a number bigger than their age, they should have read the numbers on the door. Proof once again that in order to qualify, you have to be a moron.

  • Yankeefan

    You have used this line before! Try a new one slappy. You seem pissed we know who you are you shit stain!

  • Yankeefan

    Give it a rest idiot boy! Anyone who buys into your nonsense is mental. All you are is some dildo! Give it slappy.

  • Leland Whitehouse

    We happen to be in the United States of America, what are you drinking ? When I used the phrase,- I hope thats miles away from practicing law. I rest my case

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    Their ranks are definitely filled with people having those characteristics. you hit the nail on the head there.

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    Trust me, if I was talking about the animal, I would have nothing but loving things to say about them. I love all animals unconditionally, except human. It is too bad a little oinkers have had their name associated with these piece of shit humans.

  • Peter Lemonjello

    That is nowhere near “practicing law”. He didn’t even give advice, he just said “I HOPE SHE GETS AN ATTORNEY”. Before, I just thought you were a douchebag troll. Now I KNOW you are.

  • Peter Lemonjello

    They were so eager to play tough guy commando cop, they didn’t even read the numbers CLEARLY marked on the door.

  • Peter Lemonjello

    U.S. Marshals are basically federal gov’t “Bounty Hunters”. Fugitive/Bail recovery agents hired by the federal government.

  • Peter Lemonjello

    Haha, that’s an answer that JC fucking tool would give.

  • Peter Lemonjello

    That kid driving the wrong way on that rotary just made a mistake too, right? So, by your logic, that punk wife beater wearing detective should have to pay for that man’s citation he received, right? You’re such a fucking douche.

  • Marianne Neal

    Dumbasses.

  • So What

    Put them all on the end of a rope

  • SineNomine

    Orc works pretty well then. Oppressive Revenue Collectors. Organization of Rapacious Criminals. Opponents of Respectable Civilization. Odious Rights Crushers.

  • banCoD

    Police are fucking terrorist and cowards.

  • Rob Knaggs

    Stewart’s Law: When somebody posts an obviously sarcastic comment online, the probability that the first person to respond will not have detected the sarcasm is 1.

  • Mgmue mgmu

    Only masta can abuse children.

  • Mgmue mgmu

    How is this not sexual abuse

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    I believe your suggestion would be one of the fastest ways to reform the police departments. I’ve also heard the suggestion of making police buy their own insurance. their rates will go up if they are sued, just like how the real world works. If I a pig steps out of line too many times and is sued too many times, he won’t be able to buy insurance for himself. Then he will no longer be able to be in a position of law enforcement. Obviously the details must be worked out, but we had better start working towards a different system.

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    And people wonder why I call for their slaughter.

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    I don’t know. I know when either one of them are chopped up and cooked, they taste like pig. There is a reason humans are called long pig.

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    He will never tell you, he’s a giant pussy.

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    Rofl

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    Plus he swallows

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    The best way to get rid of those fears is to slaughter pig or two.

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    Why do families not retaliate? These sort of incidences happen daily.

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    Why are you speaking to him like you think he has a mind? He cannot be reasoned with. I spent quite a while trying to reason with him before I realized that he’s just a complete piece of shit.

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    Do you know how big the pool of people that hate you is? How many do you think would care if you disappeared? How many do you think would want to watch the video of your final slow demise? How many do you think would fund a go-fund-me project to see you disappear?

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    You see what I’m saying? I can almost taste it. Soon I will.

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    Now, if I can just convince him to give me up votes. Lol :)

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    18 months and not a peep from the cops. It looks like they’ve given me a free pass on you JC. They know I’m not a credible threat. I wonder if they would even care if you disappeared.

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    I believe number three characterizes them perfectly. Unfortunately, I believe my comments generally fall into that category too.

  • Tim

    It’s how to catch two in the chest if they bust down the wrong door with someone who actually has a plan for home invasions and is protecting their family. No one to blame but the gang in blue, or odg, or coyote, whatever color they wear.

  • Mike

    Too bad they did not shoot the cops/thugs for home invasion, they would have been cleared of all charges, as they actually did fear for their lives. The cops should all be fired. What if the occupants had armed themselves, and rightfully so. How hard is it to verify and re-verify the address? Cops as dumb as this deserve to be eliminated, as they are morons!

  • Tim

    This is exactly the answer to the problem. Once the insurance either got to expensive due to negligence on the officers part or dropped altogether, he could start doing something more fitting for his skillset, something along the lines of….. Would you like to make that a value meal? Although, they’d probably give folks the wrong order the way they can’t read numbers on a door.

    The fact that the only people paying are the tax payers is why they continue to get away with it.

  • Scott Downey

    Except he would be serious.

  • JC

    More threats, more paperwork, more emails. I want to thank you for helping me get copblock taken off of Amazon. As I said in a previous article. I sent a number of your “statements” to show Amazon what copblock is all about. It was amazing how fast they pulled copblock. You are helping bring down copblock with your multiple threats.

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    You think I actually give a shit if copblock exists or not. You pretend to understand my motivation. It’s very dangerous to pretend to know what I’m thinking. But you will be made aware of that soon enough.

  • S Rebecca

    Because there was nothing remotely sexual about the situation.

  • DIE_BankofAmerica_PHUKKING_DIE

    At least the cops didn’t rape, kill and cannibalize the family they victimized. It could have been worse.

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