Woman Records Police Barging into her Home in Case of Mistaken Identity (Updated)


A disturbing video of police barging into a woman’s home without a search warrant, demanding her identification – only to learn she was not the person they were looking for – has emerged on Youtube, demonstrating just how unprofessional police can act when they don’t realize they are being recorded.

The video stops at 2:31 when one of the cops spots it and turns it off.

At this point, it is not clear where the incident took place, but I’ve sent the woman, who goes by the username, Robynstorm2, a message, requesting an interview.

The video begins with police banging on her door, demanding her identification. They tell her they have an arrest warrant for a woman named Robin Edwards.

The woman tells them her name, which sounds like it is Robyn Rockman.

They then insist she is Robin Edwards but changed it after getting married.

She corrects them by saying her maiden name was not Edwards, but something that sounds like Waterman (hopefully I will eventually confirm the names).

Either way, they barge into her house as she is looking for her identification.

According to comments she posted on Youtube, the cops busted down her bedroom door, handcuffed her and rummaged through her prescription bottles before releasing her and going on their way.

She also insinuated that Robin Edwards was possibly her landlady, which might explain why police showed up to her door.

they said if i did not open my door in 30 seconds they were gona kick it in! my name is not Roben Edwards. she does not live here. i told them she was land lady and lives 2 blocks away. they shut my cam off! he breathed on my freakin neck! i think i need two showers now. and one got mad cause i didn’t know where i put my shoes! he said what if i was gona get a gun. omg. i guess i woulda took it to the fukn door the fist time if that was my intent. or shoot from the window. i mean… WTF?

UPDATE: The police officers in the video are from the Turtle Creek Police Department, which is just outside Pittsburgh, according to Robyn2Storm’s comments on Youtube.

I called the police department moments ago to get some kind of comment but the woman who answered says she can’t comment on anything on Youtube.

I asked her who could comment and she said the police chief but he’s on vacation.

I asked her who else can comment and she the council members and the mayor.

I asked her who is in charge of the police department while the chief is on vacation and she hung up on me.

She also said she hadn’t seen the video, which is doubtful because she came across very defensive.

The number to the Turtle Creek Police Department is (412) 824-2500.

Meanwhile, commenters on Youtube are claiming this of being a fake video, but I don’t believe that to be the case.

Robyn has not responded to my requests for an interview.

I also just called Mayor Adam Forgie for comment but ended up with a voicemail where I left a message. His number is (412) 823-0154.

UPDATE II: The interview with Robyn Ruckman.

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Carlos Miller is founder and publisher of Photography is Not a Crime, which began as a one-man blog in 2007 to document his trial after he was arrested for photographing police during a journalistic assignment. He is also the author of The Citizen Journalist's Photography Handbook, which can be purchased through Amazon.

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  • sonny free

    they do it in TENNESSEE all the time they no the poor have no power to do anything so the police just do as they please in TENNESSEE.Like a police LT in TENNESSEE said ,what rights you have is whatever i say you can have and you should thank the police for what little freedom we allow you to have.With that being said why would anyone believe that police in TENNESSEE would need a little thing such as a warrant?. my opinion until TENNESSEE police take that away.

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