WEIRD NEWS
08/07/2013 03:47 pm ET

Keith Abrahams Says 18 Cops Raided House, Mistaking TV Remote For Gun

Eighteen police officers raided an English home believing that a man holding a remote control was actually wielding a firearm.

Keith Abrahams, 44, and his partner, 46-year-old Michelle Malone, are now suing the police department, The Independent reported Wednesday.

The incident took place in June, after Malone called a paramedic because Abrahams was having a panic attack, according to the Metro. The paramedic mistakenly thought he saw Abrahams with a 10-inch gun, and contacted police after he left the home.

The couple says that a team of 18 West Mercia police officers, 10 of whom were armed, stormed into the house. According to the Metro, Abrahams said had just "dozed off.

"The next thing I know, I'm being ordered out of bed at gunpoint," the website quotes Abrahams as saying.

The couple says the officers forced them out of the house and into a police van for questioning, then searched the home. Abrahams said officers drove Malone home, but made him walk home on his own wearing only "a vest and boxer shorts," according to the Daily Mail.

According to the Mail, the West Mercia Police are investigating the couple's complaint.

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