Couple Handcuffed, Placed In Police Cruiser For Hours After Insurance Agent Mistakes Hibiscus Plants


IN WASHINGTON, BRENDA WATERS, KDKA TV NEWS IT WAS A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY, BUT NOT OF PEOPLE

RATHER PLANTS ONE COUPLE SAYS THE POLICE STORMED INTO THEIR HOUSE LOOKING FOR MARIJUANA, BUT IT WAS MISTAKE AND NOW THAT COUPLE IS SUING THE POLICE AND THE MAN WHO TIPPED THEM OFF PAUL MARTINO JOINS THEM LIVE NOW WITH BUTLER WITH MORE ON THE STORY PAUL? Reporter: YES, HARD TO IMAGINE, STACY A BIG HUMILIATION FOR A 66-YEAR- OLD WOMAN WHO SAYS SHE WAS WEARING NOTHING MORE THAN HER UNDERWARE WHEN THE POLICE BARGED INTO HER HOUSE WITH ASSAULT WEAPONS, HANDCUFFED HER, DRAGGED HER OUTSIDE AND PUT HER INTO THE BACK OF A POLICE CAR

THEY SAY IT WAS A BIG MARIJUANA BUST IT TURNED OUT IT WAS HIBISCUS PLANTS THE TALL HIBISCUS PLANTS THAT USED TO SURROUNDS ED AND AUDREY KRAMER'S HOME IN BUFFALO TOWNSHIP ARE GONE THE POLICE TOOK THEM, AND THEY SAY THEY TOOK THE KRAMER'S DIGNITY AND SELF RESPECT TOO I DIDN'T WANT TOO MANY PEOPLE TO KNOW WHAT HAD HAPPENED BECAUSE I DON'T LIKE BEING OUTSIDE IN MY UNDERWARE

Reporter: WHY? BECAUSE THE BUFFALO TOWNSHIP POLICE CLAIMED THAT THE PLANT ON THE LEFT, A HIBISCUS, WAS ACTUALLY THE PLANT ON THE RIGHT, MARIJUANA EVENTUALLY THE POLICE ADMITTED THEIR MISTAKE, BUT NOT BEFORE THE SERGEANT SCOTT HIS HANDCUFFED HER, REFUSED TO LET HER PUT ON PANTS OR SHOES, AND KEPT HER IN THE BACK OF A POLICE CAR FOR MORE THAN FOUR HOURS SHE'S BEEN DEALING WITH THE TRAUMA NOW FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS I DON'T SLEEP AT NIGHT AND YOU DON'T LEAVE ME AT THE HOUSE BY MYSELF

Reporter: HER HUSBAND ED HAS A PASSION FOR HIBISCUS PLANTS HE WAS ALSO CUFFED AN PUT INTO THE BACK OF A POLICE CAR THEY WOULDN'T EVEN LISTEN I SAID I CAN SHOW YOU I SAID I CAN SHOW YOU PICTURES ON THE INTERNET

Reporter: IT ALL STARTED WHEN THE KRAMER'S INSURANCE AGENT TOOK PICTURES OF THE PLANTS AND GAVE THEM TO POLICE HE IS ALSO NAMED IN THE LAWSUIT OUT OF CONTROL Reporter: THE ATTORNEY AL LINDSEY FILED THE SUIT ON BEHALF OF THE KRAMERS ON THURSDAY BY WHAT LOGIC POLICE OFFICERS CAN TAKE A 66-YEAR-OLD WOMAN LIKE THIS LADY, IN HER UNDERWARE, OUTSIDE, PLACE HER UNDER ARREST, KEEP HER COOPED UP IN THE BACK OF A POLICE CAR FOR FOUR AND A HALF HOURS

Reporter: MEANWHILE THE KRAMERS SAY THEY HAVE LOST THEIR FAITH IN POLICE I AM STARTING TO UNDERSTAND WHY A LOT OF THE PUBLIC DO NOT TRUST THE POLICE OFFICERS, AND I AM STARTING TO SEE WHAT I HAVE SEEN ON TV WHERE I HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT, YOU HAVE TO BE WRONG BECAUSE THE POLICE WOULDN'T MAKE SUCH A BAD MISTAKE YEAH, THEY WOULD Reporter: SO FAR THERE'S NO COMMENT FROM BUFFALO TOWNSHIP NO COMMENT FROM THE INSURANCE AGENT, AND HIS COMPANY NATIONWIDE INSURANCE

IN THE MEANTIME, THE KRAMER — MRS KRAMER, CONTINUES TO GET TREATED FOR HER STRESS

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