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Police Mistakenly Raid TV Reporter's Home with Guns Drawn

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There's nothing like sitting and enjoying your morning coffee, only to suddenly be disrupted by four police officers standing outside your house with guns raised and aimed in your direction.

That's how one Alameda couple started the day yesterday, when officials mistakenly raided their home when they meant to raid the one across the street, according to the Daily Breeze. And in this case, one half of the couple in question happened to be CBS News contributor Priya David Clemens.

Clemens' husband, political consultant Alex Clemens, tells the Sacramento Bee that he heard a pounding on his door at 7:00 a.m., peered out the window to find the cops with firearms at the ready. He was taken outside and about to be handcuffed when he told them that he thought they had made a mistake:

He told them that his wife was upstairs nursing their 7-month-old daughter and mentioned that she was a correspondent for CBS News. "That seemed to give the officers some pause," he said. "I can only speculate that they had some knowledge that they were not searching for a correspondent with CBS News or a political consultant."

As it turns out, the police were looking for 43-year-old Sang Ung, who was arrested in August in connection with an indoor marijuana-growing operation, and was released after posting bail.
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Ung sold the house to the Clemenses three months back, and moved into a home across the street. The officers got a new search warrant, crossed the street, and arrested Ung. They also seized a number of firearms.