I agree with the author in that it would have been much easier and less conspicuous to simply have knocked on the door. It looks like a nice neighborhood, but one can't always go by that these days. It could have been a really tough case or it could have been someone behind on a student loan, selling homemade bread at the church bake sale, or maybe one of the neighbors dialed 911 after smelling weed. Seriously, I know these guys have a rough and dangerous job at times, but damn. I can only imagine the hell they caught from co-workers, etc. That had to be embarrassing. PS: note the one guy leaving his rifle leaning up against the garage door!
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