FBI, deputies raid wrong Florida home, resident says

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida homeowner got a terrifying surprise early Thursday when about 40 sheriff's deputies and FBI agents crashed, guns drawn, through his doors and windows only to realize they had the wrong house, the man told WFTV.

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The raid happened at about 5:30 a.m., and homeowner Oscar Capps said he tried to tell the agents and Orange County sheriff's deputies that the man they wanted was next door.

"They told me they had it as my address, that they had a federal warrant to go inside my house, and I told them, 'I'll let you in. I don't have a problem letting you in,'" he said.

For hours, they searched his Cleburne Road home, all the while Capps continued to tell them they had the wrong address.

Eventually, the agents and deputies did turn their investigation to the home next to Capps', but the damage done to his home and emotionally to him and his 7-year-old son was already done, he said.


To make things worse, the law enforcement agencies only promised to do the bare minimum to repair his home, Capps said.

"They are saying there is nothing they are going to do for me," he said. "They are going to send somebody out to board up the windows and put a door on. So where do I go from here?"

The FBI did confirm it paid a company to board up Capps' door and windows but did not say if it was going to pay for permanent repairs.

Law enforcement agencies involved in the raid have not released information for what they had been looking.