Armed FBI Agents Burst into Couple's Home Looking for Nancy Pelosi’s Laptop
'The first thing they did was start barking out commandments'
FBI agents reportedly burst into the home of Paul and Marilyn Huepers with guns pointed at them as they searched for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop, which went missing on January 6 during the Capitol riot.
“It was a little alarming when I turned around the corner,” Paul said, according to AlaskaWatchman.com.
“The first thing they did was start barking out commandments.”
“We sat there really for the first hour, not knowing what’s going on."
"They never offered for us to be comfortable,” he added, “It was very harshly done.”
When the Huepers asked for identification, they were handcuffed and interrogated separately before authorities.
Marilyn was shown a photo they suspected to be her.
The FBI did not show a search warrant but later provided one.
Alaska couple asleep when armed FBI agents break down door. Emerge from bedroom, seven guns pointed at them. Why? Attended 1/6 Trump rally; insist never got closer than 100 yards to Capitol. Agents don't believe; say 'We're here for Nancy Pelosi's laptop.' https://t.co/VRaFBLB3FH— Byron York (@ByronYork) April 30, 2021
The Huepers were reportedly in Washington, DC, for January 6 rally, but they said they were not close to the Capitol building.
“‘Oh that’s obviously not me. Why didn’t you show me that photo to start with?’"
"The woman in the photo has detached earlobes – Marilyn’s are attached, she said. Plus, the woman was wearing a sweater that Marilyn said, ‘You couldn’t pay me to wear.’”
“In the end, it was a case of mistaken identity,” the Watchman reported.
The Huepers were never read their Miranda rights or charged with any crime before agents disbanded with Marilyn’s phones and laptop without apologizing.
“It appears the FBI was most interested in Marilyn," the report reads.
"They had a photo of a woman wearing the same coat as her, and with a similar hairstyle,” the report reads.
“The photo was taken from Capitol building cameras, according to Marilyn, but beyond the hair and coat, there is little similarity between Marilyn and the woman photographed inside the Capitol.”
“We really need to understand our latitude of choices,” Marilyn said of the event.
“A lot of us have fallen down on the job,” she added about understanding the law.
“The ball lies squarely in our court.”
Paul harmonized with Marilyn:
“This energizes me to take the right next step. This fires me up to take care of my business as a citizen to do what’s right."