Swatting S.W.A.T. Teams with Fake Calls
Got a neighbor you hate? An old enemy you want to have the SWAT team visit? Anticipating drunken, DNC revelers in the hotel room down the hall?
Trigger happy, testosterone poisoned fuckers standing by.
SWAT surrounds Salinas home in 911 'swatting' hoax
The Associated Press
Article Launched: 12/14/2007 05:25:53 AM PST
SALINAS, Calif.—The SWAT team responding to a 911 call of three men armed with assault rifles surrounded a Salinas apartment before learning a high-tech hoaxer made the bogus call long-distance on his computer.
Fifteen heavily armed special weapons officers descended on the apartment Wednesday night after a caller to a Monterey County 911 operator claimed he was a 15-year-old boy and three men with AK-47s were trying to break in.
It turned out a boy in the apartment had been chatting on his computer with someone believed to be in Chicago and that person apparently used an Internet calling system to generate a phony call to 911 dispatchers, a practice known as swatting.