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Police mistake victim for the bad guy in Ocean Beach home invasion

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - There's new video of the tense and confusing moments as San Diego police arrived on the scene of a home invasion robbery in Ocean Beach.

The victim of the home invasion hopped outside with his feet still bound to find officers with their guns drawn. While he's the one who reported he'd been tied up and robbed at gunpoint by two men, as a precaution the cops ordered him to surrender then cuffed him as they searched the home.

"This is a very dangerous crime, when someone is willing to look you in the face with a gun and come into your home makes these individuals very dangerous," Lt. Darryl Hoover said.

Once the police established he was not one of the suspects, he was uncuffed. The victim was able to provide police with a description of the duo's getaway car, a silver Honda sedan, which alert officers spotted at Sports Arena Boulevard and Camino de Rio West about 10 minutes after they fled.

"Officers responding actually did a very good job paying attention to the cars driving down the streets. As you can see this is a busy roadway," Hoover said.

The Honda was pulled over and the suspects were arrested at gunpoint and later positively identified as the alleged armed robbers. Officers then collected evidence from the car, including jewelry, several brand new purses, a drum machine, a widescreen TV and a handgun that was later determined to be plastic. It was not clear which of those items were stolen from the victim's home.

According to police, although the victim was tied up, he was not injured during the robbery.

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