Group Of Men Identify As Police While Kicking In Door During Home Invasion


LONGWOOD, FLORIDA – Six men ranging in age from 28 to 65 are facing charges related to a violent home invasion in which they claimed to be police officers.

Authorities say the incident occurred Sunday afternoon at a home on Valencia Court. A man and woman who live in the home told officers that their door was kicked in by men who shouted “police” as they entered the residence.  All six were wearing black masks and at least one was armed with a handgun.

The couple was ordered to the floor and the man was struck in the forehead with the gun. Investigators say Chad Grayson was the man with the gun, and he also threatened the woman with it. The men fled the scene in a Ford F150 pickup after taking the woman’s phone and around $800 in cash.

The male victim was able to call 911 to report the crime, and during the call (which contains some explicit language) the female can be heard in the background identifying Grayson as a suspect.

Police located the suspect vehicle travelling on South Ronald Reagan Boulevard and conducted a traffic stop. Five of the six surrendered to officers, but Robert Dillman decided to run. An officer gave chase on foot and managed to zap him with a Taser, but he eluded officers…that is, until a Seminole County Sheriff’s canine arrived on the scene and led deputies to him.

Brad Dailey, Rick Feathers, Paul Walker and Raymond Williams are each charged with home invasion robbery without a firearm. Robert Dillman is charged with home invasion robbery without a firearm and resisting an officer without violence. Chad Grayson was the big star, charged with home invasion robbery with a firearm, armed robbery by sudden snatching, burglary with 2 counts of battery, criminal mischief, obstructing justice, and grand theft. All six are currently guests of the Seminole County Jail with no bond.

Actual no-knock raids by police are not liked by many because of this reason. The people inside have no idea if it’s really the police or not, and some have died while trying to fight back after believing that a home invasion was occurring.

About the Author

Edgar Lee is a contributor for Concealed Nation. After spending 20 years in the fire service, he is currently in his second career as a business and technology manager, and he and his wife are successful small business owners.

Outside of work his interests include camping, hiking, fishing, metal detecting, home improvement projects and motorcycling. He also enjoys reading biographies and auto biographies, military history, and writing about modern-day personal safety and security. He has visited much of the continental US, but still considers his home state of North Carolina as his favorite.

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