RIVIERA BEACH (CBSMiami) — A 90-year old’s home was destroyed by police conducting a raid but it appears they got the wrong house.
The elderly woman shared her story of terror and what police are doing to clean up the mess.
She’s called Riviera Beach home for 25 years, but back on December 18th around 1 p.m., the 90-year-old woman, who asked not to be identified, had some uninvited guests.
“I don’t know how the cops got in here. The noise woke me up when something said boom! Like a bomb or something,” said the 90-year old.
There was shattered glass, a busted door, and traces of a flash bang device.
Riviera Beach Police said after evidence of criminal activity, they got a search warrant.
“Cops standing over here talking about where’s the drugs? I said what? What drugs? Ain’t no drugs in here,” she said.
Police searched the home with drug sniffing dogs but came up empty-handed.
“I’ve never been arrested, never been in jail,” said the 90-year old.
Riviera Beach Police said the search warrant was executed at the correct address and while the resident may not have had any knowledge of drugs being sold from her home, it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.
The department has since put up temporary repairs and has decided to pay for new windows and doors.
The resident is supposed to get a new door later this week – and new windows by February 28th.