Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sacramento ABC affiliate reports that U.S. Department of Education used SWAT team to pursue defaulted student loan; team kicked in door, held wrong person for 6 hours

The local Sacramento ABC affiliate, News 10, today reported that a Stockton, California man had his door kicked in, was handcuffed, and then held for six hours by a S.W.A.T. acting on behalf of the U.D. Department of Education. The team was attempting to search the house in pursuit of a woman who had defaulted on student loans. (Update: changed link to story as website has posted a revised story.)
The woman is the estranged wife of the owner of the house and was not there at the time of the incident.

The story was reported by ABC News 10 reporter Leigh Paynter (picture at right). So far the story online has already gathered over 160 comments from readers of the website.

I would be shocked if this story does not go viral and is used during the upcoming political season. The video report is worth a look: