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DEA Raids Wrong Home, Innocent Man Thought They Were Terrorists

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (WJBK) - Officers bust into a home in Sterling Heights, armed with a search warrant. The only problem? The guy they were looking for doesn't live there. Fox 2 talked to the man who opened the door, and was stunned by what happened next.


Ramsey Tossa is a lot of things. He's a U.S. citizen, a retired military translator and a proud father. But a criminal, he's not. Still, he says he was treated like one Tuesday morning around 2am when he woke up to find DEA agents banging loudly on the door.

"As soon as I opened the door, somebody grabbed me and took me outside and put me on the grass," Tossa said. "The first thing I thought was they were terrorists who want to kill me because I served in Iraq."

The DEA agents were executing a search warrant. Tossa said he started having what he thought was a heart attack. Paramedics

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Added: Jul-31-2011 Occurred On: Jul-31-2011
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Tags: dea, search, fail, wrong, home
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