Talk about overkill!
Imagine sitting in your house where you are supposed to feel comfortable and safe when a government armed unit rolls up to your front door armed to the hilt with automatic guns filled with real bullets. How would you feel?
This Houston man found himself in that predicament and you can best believe he was very shocked and frightened.
From NY Daily News:
Seven U.S. Marshals armed with automatic weapons arrested a Texas man for not paying a $1,500 student loan from three decades ago, he claims. Paul Aker said he was surprised at his Houston home on Thursday by seven people in combat gear.
“They grabbed me, they threw me down,” the 48-year-old Aker told the Daily News on Tuesday. “Local PD is just standing there.” Aker said he didn’t receive any notice or warning about the loan, which he received in 1987 at Prairie View A&M University.
He said he noticied a suspicious truck in front of his house on Thursday morning, and when someone approached, he ran back into the house. Later that morning, a bunch of armed Marshals with combat weapons showed up at his door.
“I say, ‘What is this all about?'” Aker told The News. “They say, ‘Shut up, you know what this is all about.’ I don’t have a clue.” When Aker continued to ask, they continued to say “you know what this is all about,” he said. Eventually he was told it was about a 30-year-old student loan.
“You could have sent me a letter. You could have called me,” Aker said. The U.S. Marshals said later in court that they had the firepower because Aker had a gun, but he disputes that.
“But you were already at my door,” he said. “It was because they knew I was a registered gun owner.
“It’s out of control. Out of control,” he continued. What if they had seen a gun on me? They would have shot me for 1,500 bucks.”
Can you imagine? Watch his expressions during this video clip:
So the big, bad government is using force to hound American citizens for school loans of just $1,500? Do you find this just a tad dumb? Share your thoughts below and pray for this gentlemen, they leave him alone.
h/t – NY Daily News