Armed U.S. Marshals knocked on the wrong door in Florida last week, terrifying a young mother and a child who were forced out of their apartment at gunpoint, video of the incident showed.
Kada Staples and her newborn were asleep in their unit in Bradenton, about 45 miles south of Tampa, when two armed men approached her door Friday, according to doorbell video she posted on TikTok.
“U.S. Marshals. Come to the door!” a marshal can be seen and heard yelling into her door.
Staples said that she was putting her dog in a cage and that no one was home other than her and the newborn.
The other armed marshal said: “Tell him to come out with his hands up. We know he’s in there. The place is surrounded.”
Both marshals had their weapons trained on the door when Staples opened it, and they led her out as she continued insisting no one else was inside.