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5 Fake Cops Raid Houston Apartment

December 27, 2011  | 

Five men wearing Houston Police raid jackets and toting fake badges, guns, and TASERs broke down the door of an apartment in the 1800 block of Wheeler at Chartres on Monday.

A Houston Police officer responding to the break-in initially thought the home invaders were fellow, tactical officers. The police impostors fled after he began questioning them. The five men entered, beat up the resident, and ransacked the home, reports KZTV-TV.

Tags: Houston PD, Home Invasions, Police Impostors


Comments (7)

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Ahmir Kenyatta @ 12/27/2011 8:27 PM

A great way to make law enforcement officers look bad. This is just horrible.I feel bad for the first responded who almost fell for it. Not a good situation.

dirkde @ 12/27/2011 11:16 PM

Things could have gone wrong very quickly for that first member on scene Thankfully, the posers elected to flee instead of challenging him. Hopefully, he'll be a great witness.

wcso2041 @ 12/27/2011 11:19 PM

Thus must be embarassing for the responding officer. But Thank God the situation didnt turn from bad to worse. I'll take embarassment over 5 guns to 1.

Tom @ 12/28/2011 5:43 AM

This just strenghtens the argument that there has to be inter-agency communication. Some agencies, whether it be federal, state, or county think it not necessary to notify local police as to their presence. If notification was the norm then I believe the responding officer would have been more leery about who he was approaching. Thankfully they chose to run.

J1613R @ 12/28/2011 7:29 AM

OK...why would this be embarassing at all? The officer responded to a call for a break in and found what he figured were uniformed officers on scene...how is that embarassing??? Sounds to me like you would have immediately known they were imposters like the real police on tv...Thank God he is allright and the situation didn't go from bad to worse...

John Russell @ 12/28/2011 12:48 PM

Hey this is nothing new ? Happens every other day in Juarez,Mexico and better hope it's the POLICE and not the Army be nothing left of your home down there.

Jeanette Farrell @ 1/9/2013 8:15 PM

@ Ahmir, I'm with you all the way.

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