Bounty hunters, like police agencies, sometimes receive bad leads that don’t help them get their man. One such tip from social media led eleven bounty hunters to the home of Phoenix’s chief of police, where one of them was arrested after trying to raid the premises.
While in pursuit of a fugitive drug dealer from Oklahoma, Brent Farley and 10 fellow hunters surrounded Joseph Yahner‘s home at around 10 P.M. on Tuesday. Phoenix’s police department reported that Farley confronted the chief by banging on the door and demanding he come outside.
Yahner eventually did so, at which point, Farley’s company largely backed off, seeing that Yahner was white, while the man they were looking for was a taller, heavy-set African American.
Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump said that even though there wasn’t any physical altercation, Farley refused to leave and unholstered his gun while demanding the chief identify himself. Farley was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing.