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Florida Twitch streamer Swifty is the latest victim of a terrible practice called "SWATting"

12/5/13 1:10pm

Trolling online is a more and more common practice as we find new ways to interact with each other via the Internet. It becomes a real problem though when either someone gets hurt or someone calls the fuzz. As was the case for WoW streamer Swifty, who was visited not once, but twice by a officers in Seminole County, Florida.

Previously trolled by local fast food delivery, Swifty's experience was about to turn foul when police officers arrived under the false report of a knife threat. The situation clears up rather quickly, only to have the authorities to come back around a second time after another false report. Swifty was done at this point and turned off his stream to go file police reports and “spend time with family and friends”. The person making these calls is in for some serious trouble.

With legislators already working to criminalize this behavior in some states, it would be wise for trolls to quit this "SWATting" altogether. Leave the police to do their jobs and not engage in bullshit Internet trolling shenanigans. It makes gamers everywhere look like asshats!

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