Beauty queen sues over police mistake

July 27, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- A former Miss Nevada's lawsuit against California authorities alleges deputies broke into the wrong apartment and ordered her to get out of bed nude.

Calenche Ranae Manos, who was Miss Nevada 2007, filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department alleging deputies who had a search warrant for apartment "C" in her building Nov. 15, 2011, instead kicked down the door to apartment "A," where Manos lived with fiance Eric Otto Ryder, KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, reported Friday.

"At that time Ms. Manos was still in bed and was naked," the lawsuit 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."

The suit alleges the deputies spent a "significant amount of time" in the apartment before realizing their mistake.

The lawsuit, which is seeking unspecified damages, alleges negligence, false imprisonment, civil rights violations and sexual harassment.

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