Mining Farm Owner Considers Lawsuit Against Police Who Mistook His Facility For Drug Greenhouse

Mining Farm Owner Considers Lawsuit Against Police Who Mistook His Facility For Drug Greenhouse

Everyone makes mistakes, even the police. Though most of the time the debate is over the guilt or innocence of someone who was arrested, this case is much different. In fact, police in Australia busted down the doors of a location that they believed was a greenhouse for drugs, but nothing could be further from the truth. Instead, they entered the property to find… crypto mining gear. Clearly upset over the uproar, the owner of the mining facility is now considering a lawsuit against the police for their wrongdoing.

The owner of the home, Robert Butvila, was not home at the time of the break-in. Much to his dismay, he came home on Monday to discover that his gates and his doors to his home had been broken. Before he could call the police to report a break in, he found a calling card that had been left behind. The card said, “We called today, but could not find anyone present.”

Using his smartphone, Butvila took a video of all of the damage that his home had sustained before calling the police station. However, the station was unwilling to speak to the victim, hanging up and refusing to discuss anything further. Butvila instead chose to upload his video to Facebook and YouTube, receiving 8,000 views.

The accompanying Facebook post says,

“I turn up to my property to prepare it for rent, to find you have kicked my door in, cut my locks and then you refuse to answer any questions and hang up on me!!!!! for what, because you thought a computer was a grow room or something???! you could have just looked in the window instead of causing damage!”

Later, Butvila said that he spoke with one of the police officers. Though the officer admitted that the team had broken into the house, he denied that anything was less secure when they level. Butvila, however, claims that the doors were not even locked, and there are a middle-security camera cable and a hard drive. Based on his estimates, the damage is at least $1,000 from the potential theft alone.

The original reason that police were suspicious was due to the sounds of the high-powered fans and the roof-attached solar panels. Still, that does not make much sense, considering that multiple houses in the neighborhood were equipped with the same technology, which was just as clearly visible.

Right now, Butvila has filed no charges, but he still is considered a lawsuit, based on everything that has gone on until this point.

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