The wild story of a Stockton, California man who claims his home was raided and he was roughed up by “SWAT team” members because of his estranged wife's unpaid student loans is slowly unraveling.
The man says he was grabbed by the neck and placed in handcuffs in back of a patrol car for six hours as his three children looked on during execution of the search warrant on Tuesday. Watch (see video) as the man describes the incident below.
In a statement to FoxNews.com, Education Department Press Secretary Justin Hamilton confirmed that its Office of Inspector General executed the warrant with the presence of local law enforcement authorities.
“While it was reported in local media that the search was related to a defaulted student loan, that is incorrect,” the statement read. “This is related to a criminal investigation. The Inspector General's Office does not execute search warrants for late loan payments…. We can say that the OIG's office conducts about 30-35 search warrants a year on issues such as bribery, fraud, and embezzlement of federal student aid funds.”