A 60-year-old woman says police raided her apartment by mistake on the Far South Side early Tuesday morning.
Vernita Walker got a call at work from her neighbor telling her a SWAT team raided her third-floor apartment in the 1700 block of East 73rd Street in the South Shore neighborhood. She rushed home to find her door broken and her personal belongings scattered everywehre, she said.
“This is so upsetting,” she told NBC 5. “I broke down.”
She said she called the police for some answers and the officer who picked up the phone said the police raided the right apartment.
“She started talking very rude,” Walker recalled. “(The officer said) somebody must be working out of my house while I’m at work.”
Walker said she was denied a police report because the officer said police had the right apartment.
Not only that, but her 7-year-old cat, Sabu, got out and hasn’t been seen since police ransacked her apartment, she said.
“I feel like my integrity has been taken away,” she said. “I’ve been violated.”
Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the address on the warrant was correct but he’s looking into whether or not there’s an issue what happened.