VIDEO: Bounty Hunters Mistake Phoenix Chief's House for Fugitive's Hideout
Nearly a dozen bounty hunters swarmed a house in Phoenix Tuesday night, but instead of finding a man wanted in Oklahoma, they found Joseph Yahner, the police chief of the sixth largest city in America.
"When the chief goes to the front door, he is confronted by an individual who is out there with a gun drawn," Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump said.
The team of armed bounty hunters woke up the police chief and his wife. They were looking for Roderick Battle -- wanted in Oklahoma on drug charges, CBS News reports.
"There were 11 people out here; one was an 11-year-old child that had on a toy gun belt," Crump said.
Police arrested 43-year-old Brent Farley, the owner of one of the bounty hunter teams, for criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct. Farley is a convicted felon, which means he is not legally permitted to own a handgun. Police are investigating whether this was just an honest mistake or a prank.