The Landry family was fast asleep on Sunday morning, when Nancy and her husband were woken up to flashing blue lights and noise outside their bedroom window.
Curious as to what was happening, her husband decided to look out the front door.
They did not realize that opening the door would be like opening the gateway to hell.
Several police officers had their guns drawn towards the house.
Moments later the couple was arrested, handcuffed and placed in a squad car.
Their two sons and one of his son’s girlfriend, who was staying with the family, also ended up in a similar position shortly after.
Police officers had kicked the boys’ bedroom door to place them under arrest.
They, too, ended up in the back seat of a patrol car.
At this point the family members knew nothing about why they were being ill treated.
Erin Broussard, the girlfriend of one of the boys, says she thought the house had been broken into by burglars.
“At first I thought we were getting robbed, then I saw it was cops,” she commented.
The neighbors stepped out of their houses to enquire was going on.
At around the 45 minute mark they left the family go.
This is when the Landrys learnt that a car had been stolen from the dollar store nearby and it was found unattended and running in front of their home.
Nancy says the officers wasted time on a confused family while missing out on the opportunity of catching the real perpetrators.
“Whoever did it got away, because they were wasting their time over here with innocent people, and they knew they were innocent.”
She adds that now she has lost all confidence in law enforcement and the family feel unsafe inside their own home.
“I’m supposed to feel like if someone is trying to break in my house I should feel like I can call you, but now I don’t feel like I even want to see you on the streets,” Landry said.
The victim’s are now looking at pursuing a legal course of action.
Jeanerette Marshal Fernest Martin says the raid was justified.
Not only this, he believes he would do things in the exact same way if given another chance.
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