A Florida woman used her doorbell camera to stop police from breaking into her home to serve her an eviction notice.
Jennifer Michele was away at her mother’s house last Thursday when officers arrived on her doorstep.
“Whenever someone rings the doorbell, you get an alert,” Ms. Michele said, according to local news.
Through her doorbell camera, she saw Pasco County deputies trying to break into her home with a locksmith picking at her lock.
“As soon as I told the officers my name, they knew they were at the wrong house,” he said. The alert was for a neighboring house.
“We apologize,” a deputy said in the video. “We have the wrong house. It’s the next door neighbor’s. What we’re going to do, we’re going to have to repair the lock.”
Ms Michele said she ran back to her house to speak to the officers.
“One of the first things I asked them was who was responsible for reading the numbers at home,” he said. “The policeman told me they all are.”
Ms Michele said a simple mistake by MPs could have cost her family everything.
“That’s what pissed me off at the time… if I didn’t have it on my ring, then I would have come home from my mom’s doctor’s appointment, I would have come home from lunch and my key wouldn’t go in in and I would have no idea why.”
She later posted the video of the incident captured on her doorbell camera on TikTok, which has since received over five million views.
“Well, I have no hatred for anybody,” said Mrs. Michele. “I understand it was a mistake, mistakes happen. It was a big mistake he made.”
The incident is being investigated by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.