Hello RT community, I don't post here often due to time constraints, but I thought this story is a worthy reason to post.
Before I continue, I only took a quick skim of the forums to see if this had been posted anywhere else. If I missed another thread, please close this and point me towards it.
I'm sure some of you have seen the Reddit post or heard through other media about Kootra from The Creatures ending up the target of a Swatting prank.
He was streaming CS:GO from their office in Denver when a SWAT team burst in and cuffed him.
I only found out Swatting was a thing today, but apparently it's when someone calls the police and informs them of a dangerous person in the area, prompting tactical response. In this case police were told there was an armed gunman in the Creature office who had shot two people.
Here's the link to the full story:
Kootra and everyone else involved are fine, but this is still some messed up stuff. Someone could have been hurt over a misunderstanding. and apparently, this prank has happened to other Youtubers.
Who the hell thinks calling an armed SWAT team on an innocent person passes for funny?
Post edited 8/28/14 1:35PM
2016 years ago
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