A former beauty queen is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after she says deputies kicked down the wrong apartment door, pointed guns at her and her fiancee and watched as she got out of bed, naked.
Calenche Ranae Manos, a former Miss Nevada 2007, says in her lawsuit that the incident happened on the night of November 15, 2011.
Manos and her fiancee, Eric Otto Ryder, say deputies had a search warrant for apartment “C” but entered their unit — clearly marked as apartment “A.”
“At that time Ms. Manos was still in bed and was naked,” the complaint, obtained by Courthouse News Service, states.
“The sheriff deputies, all of which were male and armed with guns, ordered Ms. Manos to get out of bed and then watched as she attempted to do so,” it alleges.
The officers then spent a “significant amount of time” in the apartment before they realized their mistake, according to the complaint.
One of the officers allegedly joked that Manos would have a good story to tell at Thanksgiving.
Manos is seeking damages for negligence, false imprisonment and civil rights violations.
She is also accusing the deputies of sexual harassment.