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Forum Post: Bondsmen mistakenly storm Phoenix police chief's home.

Posted 6 years ago on Aug. 6, 2015, 10:49 a.m. EST by factsrfun (8294) from Phoenix, AZ
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PHOENIX (AP) - Nearly a dozen bondsmen looking for a fugitive in Phoenix ended up at the home of the city's top cop.

Authorities said Wednesday that 43-year-old Brent Farley's bond recovery company mistakenly targeted Phoenix Police Chief Joe Yahner's house.

Farley is now facing charges of disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing.

According to investigators, officers responded to Yahner's home around 10 p.m. Tuesday and found the residence surrounded by 11 armed employees of two bond-recovery companies.

Police spokesman Trent Crump says the bondsmen believed a fugitive wanted in Oklahoma was in the house.

Crump says the fugitive's description - a black male who is 6-foot-3 - did not match anyone in Yahner's home.

At least one bondsman allegedly banged on Yahner's door and got into a verbal confrontation with Yahner.


This is my favorite story of the day I think, if only all these "bondsmen" could meet the same fate.



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[-] 2 points by agkaiser (2501) from Fredericksburg, TX 6 years ago

too bad Dog and his camera crew weren't part of that

LOL :)

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (8294) from Phoenix, AZ 6 years ago

Maybe he can bust down Sheriff Joe's door.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

Too bad the ol chief didn't receive the full flavor experience of having his door kicked in in the middle of the night to wake up in bed with several guns pointed at his head (damn - where is that flash-bang?). Do you think he feels cheated in his mild experience? No probably not.