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« on: December 30, 2017, 10:46:05 pm »

Police Fatally Shot a Man During a Swatting Hoax

Two individuals were playing Call of Duty and got into an argument online over a game with a $1.50 wager. One of them, a person with the Twitter handle @SWauTistic, threatened to swat user @7aLeNT. The latter then provided an address that wasn't actually their own in response to the threat. Shortly thereafter, @SWauTistic allegedly called in the false report, which led to a police response at the provided address. Andrew Finch, who lived at the address, reportedly went to the front door in response to the commotion and was shot. "As he came to the front door, one of our officers discharged his weapon," said (Deputy Police Chief Troy) Livingston.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/12/29/alleged-swatting-hoax-death-father-of-two/


A close call in Oklahoma in 2015
http://newsok.com/questions-remain-after-sentinel-police-chief-is-shot-detained-man-is-released/article/5384876
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 05:45:47 pm »

Suspect in custody pending charges which could include federal charges.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-swatting-suspect-20171230-story.html

Also it's not a new thing, even that little Canadian girl, Justin Bieber, has been the victim.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/11/showbiz/kutcher-swatting-conviction/index.html

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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 03:04:26 pm »

I mean... I get it.  But they are a little shoot happy.
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 03:34:34 pm »

I mean... I get it.  But they are a little shoot happy.

The swatter blames the police, the police blame the swatter. 

The punk that called the city hall switchboard (instead of 911, which should have itself raised caution flags) bragged openly about previous swattings and claimed that he was Scott-free because the target state had no jurisdiction.  That must change, as must the lax attitude at&t, Verizon etc. take to Caller ID spoofing.
On the other end, people who are easily frightened, tweakin, or just dont know where to rest their finger when holding a gun should not be cops.
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2018, 06:41:08 pm »

Report of shooting near TU was false
http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/update-report-of-shooting-near-tu-was-false-people-found/article_7a5c9f73-4e86-56b5-a723-e06999236a99.html


Officers were called sometime after 6 p.m. to a house in the 600 block of South Atlanta Avenue, according to Cpl. Wyett Poth.

He called the false report of a shooting “swatting,” the practice of sending emergency services to someone else’s address. Poth said police think someone who was mad at someone in the home made the call.

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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 03:43:36 pm »

"I believe that I see a, a gun in his hand"
http://www.kansas.com/news/local/crime/article208738719.html
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