RALEIGH, N.C. — A Raleigh man was handcuffed in his own home after police showed up when his burglar alarm went off accidentally, according to our news partner WTVD.
Homeowner Kazeem Oyeneyin said he never should have been in handcuffs.
"This was one of the most humiliating experiences of my life," Oyeneyin said. "Put your hands behind your back. Tell me for what?"
Oyeneyin said he was sleeping when a friend triggered the alarm system.
He said he already spoke with the alarm company before officers arrived with guns drawn. Oyeneyin told WTVD he grabbed his gun because he didn't know what was going on.
Officials said he does have a concealed-carry permit.
"I've got a firearm in my hand," Oyeneyin said.
"OK, alright, just come on out, you got a firearm in your hand? Drop the gun, drop the gun," an officer said.
He said he told police he was the homeowner, but video shows them searching his entire house.
When a supervising officer walked in, he recognized Oyeneyin and verified it was his house.
The Raleigh Police Department said it has reached out to the homeowner several times to talk about the situation.
In the meantime, the department said it is now reviewing its officers' actions.
Cox Media Group