Shocking moment cops rip locks off woman’s home as they try to serve her with an eviction notice – and then admit they’ve got the WRONG house
- Footage shows Pasco sheriff deputies and a rental company representative serving an eviction notice to the wrong house
- Jennifer Michele had the locks of her home wrongfully ripped off as cops confused her house with her next door neighbors
- ‘I paid all my bills!’ Michele told the cops through the Ring surveillance camera on her front door
Two Florida police officers and a rental company representative were caught on camera ripping off locks while serving an eviction notice to the wrong home last week.
‘What are you doing?’ Land O’Lakes homeowner Jennifer Michele said to the three men through her Ring surveillance camera on Thursday.
‘Uh, we are here to finalize the eviction,’ a police officer said.
Michele responds, ‘What eviction?’
‘It was posted a week ago, it was posted last week,’ the officer said.
The homeowner responded in confusion as another police officer wandered off the check the address at the front of the home, ‘On my house?… I paid all my bills, my dogs are inside there.’
The officer proceeded to ask Michele her name before saying, ‘Oh s***’ and walking to the front of the home.
‘What the hell is going on?’ Michele demanded as the three men conversed in front of the home.
The officer immediately returned, ‘Ay, we actually, we do apologize, we have the wrong house. It’s the next-door neighbors. What we are going to have to do is we’re going to have to – they are going to have to – repair their locks.’
The Land O’Lakes homeowner was away at lunch with her mom when she received a Ring notification on her phone. By the time she started interacting with the deputies, the locks were already broken off her front door.
Land O’Lakes homeowner Jennifer Michele posted a TikTok video of the locks to her home being ripped off my Florida police deputes and a rental agent representative. The video unexpectedly blew up after the Thursday incident
Two deputies and one rental agent representative ripped off the locks of the wrong home during an eviction notice procedure
The homeowner wasn’t there at the time, but she witnessed the incident through the camera installed at her front door
Michele posted the footage on TikTok, which unexpectedly gained traction overnight with nearly 6 million views as of Monday afternoon. She has created multiple follow-up videos for spectators asking for more information about the incident
‘So I got to my house, and the cops were at the correct house, which is right next door to me,’ Michele said in a follow-up video. ‘He came over to talk to me about it, and I’m pacing – I was so angry.’
She continued, ‘I asked him, “who is responsible for reading the numbers on the house?” He told me that they all are – so there were three of them that read the number incorrectly.’
An officer explained to Michele that the neighbor who was going to be evicted would have her house cleaned out by officials.
Michele was paranoid for the rest of the day thinking of what she would’ve done if she was out of town or didn’t have the Ring surveillance gear.
‘I could’ve came home from lunch, and my key wouldn’t go in – the lock – and I would have no idea why – because they didn’t put a note on the evicted house’s door.’
She later added, ‘What if they cleared out all my stuff and then most likely they would’ve taken my dog to animal control.’
Michele has responded to various other comments asking her to reveal her dog. She further has addressed contentious comments of people claiming she needs to ‘calm down’ or that her ‘voice is mad annoying.’
Michele has resided in the home for nearly 13 years and was angry to see the locks being ripped off her door.
‘I am not familiar with the eviction process,’ Michelle said. ‘How is it possible that three people didn’t have the right address?’
The Pasco Sheriff Department told DailyMail.com that the incident was a mistake, and they are investigating how the error occurred.
‘Once the error was realized, deputies immediately worked to correct it,’ a spokesperson said.
The sheriff’s department further clarified that the locks were ripped off by a representative of the rental company.
To make up for the mistake, the officers bought Michele and her family lunch.
Michele has since laughed at the mistake while posting a parody of the interaction through the Ring surveillance footage.