Auburn, N.Y. - When police broke through the door of Fred Skinner’s house wielding weapons, Skinner, 76, told them they were in the wrong house.
"They tried to put the handcuffs on me. They had my arm back… they said, 'Wrong house.' They took the handcuffs off me and just left," Skinner said.
Police realized that Skinner was telling the truth about five minutes into their house search.
The Finger Lakes Drug Task Force, Auburn Police, and the Rochester Police Department-- which was the lead agency--were involved in the raid.
Auburn Police Chief Gary Gianotta admitted it was a mistake, and Skinner was reimbursed with $1,250 to fix his doors. He said the force raided the wrong house four times in the last 16 years.