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Sore Loser Sends Swat Team Storming Into Long Island Home Of Rival As Revenge For Beating Him In ‘Call Of Duty’

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Sore loser sends SWAT team storming into Long Island home of rival as revenge for beating him in ‘Call of Duty’

The bitter teen called the cops to say his foe had killed his brother and mother. But when cops arrived at the Long Beach address, they found his 17-year-old opponent playing 'Call of Duty.'

BY Michael Walsh , Mark Morales


Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:02 AM

A sore loser sent a SWAT team storming to a Long Island home Tuesday as revenge against his teenage video game rival, officials said.

About 3 p.m., the caller said his foe had killed his brother and mother, but cops arriving at the Long Beach address found his 17-year-old video game opponent playing “Call of Duty” in his own home, CBS 2 reported.

The hoax – involving more than 70 emergency responders – appears to have been an instance of a careless “game” called Swatting.

“In this … bizarre world of Swatting, you get points for the helicopter, for the police cars, for the SWAT team, for the type of entry,” Long Beach police commissioner Michael Tagney told the local station. “It’s very sophisticated. Unfortunately, it’s very dangerous.”

With this round, the caller got police from Nassau County, Long Beach and the MTA to respond with SWAT teams and hostage negotiators.

“I don’t know why the people called the police,” Maria Castillo, the teen’s mother, told 1010 WINS.

The perpetrator placed his emergency call using the Internet and could be anywhere across the globe. Investigators are trying to track down the call’s origin.

If caught, the culprit could face criminal charges and end up with the tab for the enormous police response.

Tangney lamented to Newsday that swatting is turning into a national epidemic for law enforcement.

"I'm very angry," he said. "It's a tremendous waste of taxpayers' resources."

No one was injured.

Edited by Guvmintcheeze
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Guest fibonacci

Can't believe they couldn't find the person who did this.

We've all heard they tap our phones. We heard they monitor our computers. Can see us watching tv. But they can't find the guy who did this?¿?


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