Seminole County deputies storm wrong house during burglary call



SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Some Seminole County deputies could be disciplined for accidentally entering the wrong home looking for a burglar.

Ron Carter said he's lived at 121 East Lauren Court for 47 years.

He said he used to feel so safe he'd leave his doors unlocked until earlier this month.

Mid-afternoon, Carter said he walked out of his bedroom to find three deputies who let themselves into his home with guns drawn.

"If I had not thought it was my son, I would have come out with a gun in my hand and then it would have been a problem," Carter said.

Seminole County deputies went to the wrong house in search of a suspect. That burglary call came in for 121 West Lauren Court.

The first responding units went to the correct address but the backup units were confused and went east.

"He said, 'We got a report your alarm was going off.' I said, 'I don't have it on, are you sure you didn't mean 121 West?' They turned and jumped in their cars," Carter said.

The sheriff's top brass returned to apologize to Carter.

Eyewitness News learned the deputies could be disciplined.

"We're going to work to make sure this doesn't happen again," Chief Deputy Dennis Lemma said.