Police Raid Soldier’s House With Armored Truck After He Used His Toy Gun in His Own Backyard

HARRIS COUNTY – A veteran of the Iraq war and active duty soldier was shocked when dozens of SWAT officers and police locked down the neighborhood and raided his home on Monday afternoon.

They rushed in his house with their guns drawn and ready to fire.

It happened after the soldier used his toy pellet gun in his own backyard to plink at targets.

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He did this regularly, according to his wife, for target practice and has never had a problem with it in the past.

Image via KHOU News.
The veteran never expected a SWAT team to raid his home after routine target practice in his backyard with his air gun. Image via KHOU News.

Dozens of police cruisers and an armored vehicle swarmed onto his street, according to a report by KHOU News, after an off-duty Homeland Security agent saw the veteran from a window in a nearby vacant home.

The Homeland Security agent then called the sheriff and reported the soldier.

The agent claims that a window in a vacant house was shot by what he believed was a high powered rifle.

Schools in the area were placed on lockdown.

The 25-yr-old soldier, Ramon Hooks, had routinely used targets in his backyard for plinking with his pellet gun.

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His wife thinks it was an overreaction by the police.

She stated: “I’m being honest: You can tell a pellet gun when you look at a pellet gun.”

The soldier now faces “criminal mischief” charges, according to the report.

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