Swatting

food news

Someone Used the Domino's Pizza App to SWAT a California Home

Victims of these acts have been seriously injured and even killed by police officers who have responded to the phony emergency calls.
Jelisa Castrodale
9.12.19
Homelessness

YouTube Trolls Thought It Would Be Hilarious to Prank LA's Homeless

They listed their favorite YouTuber's mansion as a shelter.
Kelly Vinett
7.31.19
Policing

Seattle police think they've found a way to fight "swatters" as soon as they call 911

Seattle police will now be able to use part of their 911 system as a makeshift database for potential swatting victims — as long as they sign up.
Kristin Fraser
10.1.18
parkland

Someone "swatted" Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg and his family

Less than four months after David Hogg survived a mass shooting at his high school that left 17 dead, a group of people armed with assault rifles kicked down the door of his home.
Christianna Silva
6.5.18
parkland

Before He Got Swatted, David Hogg Was Shocked His Address Was Publicly Available

Parkland school shooting survivor wasn't home at the time, but found his own address online months before the incident.
Samantha Cole
6.5.18
Swatting

Fatal swatting results in felony charges for gamer but not cop who pulled trigger

Andrew Finch was shot and killed after a Call of Duty gamer called police on his house.
Alex Lubben
1.3.18
IRL

Twitch Banned the Streamer Who Got Swatted Off a Plane

What is Twitch going to do about streams that get swatted while traveling? Ban them, it seems.
Emanuel Maiberg
5.1.17
Swatting

Twitch Streamer Gets Swatted Off a Plane

“You swat my house, whatever, fuck you—you swat a plane? That’s a whole other level."
Jordan Pearson
4.28.17
police

Proposed National Law Would Crack Down on Swatters with Serious Jail Time

The Interstate Swatting Hoax Act of 2015 would criminalize swatting with up to five years of prison time—more if someone actually gets hurt.
Sarah Jeong
11.20.15
Culture

A Twitch Streamer Got Arrested and Robbed Live

"Alienware is for noobs," Mr. Big told the police officer before he was arrested.
Emanuel Maiberg
10.6.15
Features

What It Takes to Be a Professional Twitch Gamer

“I’d worked for almost a year to get it.”
Heidi Kemps
10.6.15
uk

A Hacker Swatted the Owner of Parenting Forum 'Mumsnet'

Someone is harassing Mumsnet with DDOS attacks, stolen passwords, and now swatting.
Clinton Nguyen
8.19.15
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