On Tuesday, a police SWAT team swarmed Matthew Tucker’s house on NW 63rd Street thinking he was the armed suspect in several pharmacy and coffee stand robberies. They questioned both Tucker and his wife, but then released them. Tucker says police got the wrong guy, and he called TV stations to clear his name. KING 5 has the story here:
Tucker says officers threw him to the ground when they cuffed him, and investigators sifted through his house. “It was very humiliating, and I think it was excessive,” he told KING 5. He says officers targeted him because someone called in a tip that he looked like the security photo of the pattern robber.
Police will only say that Tucker is no longer a suspect, and they are continuing their investigation.