Keith Abrahams was dozing in bed when 18 officers stormed the room. The forklift truck driver said he was ‘absolutely terrified’.
He added: ‘I had only been sat in bed and dozed off. The next thing I know I’m being ordered out of bed at gunpoint.’
His partner, Michelle Malone, 46, had earlier suffered a panic attack and had called for a paramedic. While treating her, he mistakenly thought he had seen Mr Abrahams, 44, holding a firearm.
Once he had left the house in Hereford, he called police and a team – including ten armed officers – raided the property some time later that night.
Ms Malone said: ‘The police told us the medic had seen a ten-inch black firearm being held by Keith – the remote.
‘The room was dark but I can’t see how you would mistake it for a weapon.’ She added: ‘I just remember a bang like an earthquake and seeing police pointing guns at Keith. I’ve never even seen one before. It was just horrendous.’
They were frogmarched out of the house into a waiting police van. They were questioned and had their house searched before being released without charge.
Mr Abrahams claims he was left to make his way home dressed only a vest and boxer shorts.
They have lodged a complaint with West Mercia Police over the incident in June, which Ms Malone claims left her with concussion. The force said it was investigating their concerns.