A Pittsburgh-area couple is suing after police stormed their home and held them for hours in a marijuana sting operation.
Problem is, the plants were just hibiscus, according to the Butler Eagle.
Edward Cramer, 69, and Audrey Cramer, 66, claim Buffalo Township police ransacked their home on Oct. 7 looking for pot after a Nationwide Mutual agent reported he'd seen some while assessing storm damage to their home.
The Cramers filed a civil lawsuit on Thursday alleging use of excessive force, false arrest, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy, The Tribune-Review reports.
“By what logic (can police officers) take a 66-year-old woman like this lady in her underwear outside, place her under arrest, keep her cooped up in the back of a police car for four and a half hours?” the Cramers' attorney Al Lindsay asked CBS affiliate KDKA.
Edward allegedly asked to show police pictures of hibiscus on the internet repeatedly to prove their innocence.
“They actually ignored me,” Edward told KDKA. “They wouldn’t even listen."
Nationwide and the Buffalo Township Police both declined to comment to The Tribune-Review.