Caleche Ranae Manos, a former Miss Nevada sues LA County Sheriff for entering her apartment without a search warrant.
Manos was sleeping peacefully alongside her boyfriend, Eric Otto Ryder, on the evening of November 15, 2011 in her Santa Monica apartment when, all of a sudden they is surrounded by guns and Sheriffs deputies who are yelling at her to get out of bed.
The 2007 Miss Nevada had not done anything wrong and actually was not even the intended target. Obviously an error was made and the Sheriff’s deputies busted down the wrong apartment door.
The former Miss Nevada lives in an apartment clearly marked with the apartment number “A”, and the search warrant was apparently for apartment number “C”. Oops.
Manos was forced to get out bed naked and she claims that she was surrounded by the deputies who were all male and armed with guns.
The complaint said the men watched her as she was getting out of her bed naked. She also states that the sheriffs deputies spent, “a significant amount of time” inside the apartment before realizing they had made an error.
According to Courthouse News, the couple claims,
At no time did the sheriff deputies offer an apology for the detainment, humiliation, rough treatment, and horror attendant to their invasion of the plaintiffs’ home without any probable cause. Instead of apologizing, the sheriff deputies joked and stated to the plaintiffs that they would now have a story to tell others at Thanksgiving.
Caleche Ranae Manos and her boyfriend did not find the situation funny. A lawsuit has been filed seeking damages for negligence, false imprisonment and violations of her civil rights and constitutional rights. She is also accusing the deputies of sexual harassment and has retained Matthew Geragos as her attorney.