Bounty Hunters Bang On The Wrong Door, Find Angry Police Chief Instead Of Wanted Fugitive

Rule number one of being a bounty hunter: don’t mistakenly wake up a police chief in the middle of the night by shouting at his front door.

This was a lesson 11 Oklahoma bounty hunters from NorthStar Fugitive Recovery learned the hard way after they banged on Phoenix Police Chief Joseph Yahner’s front door. They were looking for a wanted fugitive, but found a very angry police chief instead.

The bounty hunters canvassed Yahner’s residence for two hours before finally making their move.

“They were filming this like it was made for TV,” said Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump.

The bounty hunters also brought along an 11-year-old girl who was armed with a toy gun belt.

They shouted for Yahner to come outside, and police chief responded by arming up with his baton before opening the door.

“After awakening him (Yahner) from a dead sleep, he comes out in protection mode,” said Crump. “And when he does come out and he challenges them, I think they quickly come to realize (the mistake), with the exception of one of them.”

Brent Farley, 43, owner of NorthStar Fugitive Recovery, was adamant that the criminal was hiding inside and refused to leave the property.

He was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.

“This is a case in which these two companies did not do their due diligence,” said Crump. “They hit the wrong house and the wrong person.”

(This article is a submission from freelance writer Brent Rogers)

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Red April 13, 2018, 1:32 pm

    What could have taken place had it been the wrong house but the owner was not a Police Chief? Is someone going to be arrested for tresspassing and terrorist threat?

  • Allen Lawson October 27, 2017, 11:57 am

    Writer of this article needs to follow his own advice I believe .

  • Paul crosley October 27, 2017, 7:43 am

    Why would a police chief arm himself with a “baton”?

  • Phil August 9, 2015, 6:56 pm

    You need to edit your story. The bounty hunters were not from Oklahoma. Northstar Fugitive Recovery is based out of Arizona and only operates within the State. The fugitive was from Oklahoma.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/bounty-hunters-mistakenly-bombard-phoenix-police-chief-n405341

  • Mike August 7, 2015, 11:09 am

    I would love to hear that 911 call and the call that went out to the responding units…

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