Bounty hunters mistakenly try to raid home of Phoenix PD chief

Aug 5, 2015, 4:27 PM | Updated: Aug 6, 2015, 2:28 pm

PHOENIX — Bounty hunters searching for a man wanted on drug charges mistakenly tried to raid the home of Phoenix Police Chief Joe Yahner on Tuesday night.

Police said 11 people from two bond recovery companies arrived outside Yahner’s northwest Phoenix home about 10 p.m. and at least one banged on the door, saying they were looking for a man from Oklahoma. Cell phone video from the incident showed one of the bounty hunters confronting Yahner at his front door.

“Turn your light off,” Yahner yelled in the video.

The bounty hunters then repeat they’re looking for the suspect.

“I don’t give a (expletive) who you’re looking for,” Yahner said.

Yahner denied the suspect was inside and told everyone to leave multiple times.

Police said the two companies, North Star Fugitive Recovery and Delta One Tactical Recovery, were using unconfirmed information from social media in their search for the suspect.

While searching for the suspect, the bondsmen allegedly parked on private property and surrounded the home. Several were armed.

Brent Farley, the owner of North Star Fugitive Recovery, was arrested on criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct charges.

Police are investigating and are serving a search warrant on the bounty hunters’ weapons.

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Bounty hunters mistakenly try to raid home of Phoenix PD chief