Police went looking for a burglary suspect on SW 69th Avenue yesterday afternoon and thought they saw him run into a home. They believed him to be armed and barricaded inside, according to WSVN. The "standoff" began around 2 p.m., and at 6, the SWAT team stormed the house.
But they did find a "fully operational clandestine marijuana hydroponics laboratory," which sounds quite nefarious. Who knows, next time a SWAT team surrounds a house with no one in it, they could come out of it with a truckload of doctored parachutes or a bunch of bloody samurai swords. This could be a whole new method of investigating.
Police are now looking for the family that lives in the house, according to WPLG. They were apparently spooked to hear a horde of fully armored law enforcement agents spent the afternoon in their grow house.
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!