Somehow you know that the current swatting craze is going to end with a tabloid tragedy. New Media Rockstars reports on the Minecraft swatter who’s making headlines (and on his way to juvenile court):
A 13-year-old Camarillo, Calif. teen has been arrested for swatting at least three different people, including a Minecraft rival.
According to Kotaku, “The boy made two of the calls to nearby addresses, one for his teacher, another targeted at a ‘female classmate.’ The third call, however, was to New Jersey, aimed at what Ars Technica reports was a ‘rival Minecraft gamer’.”
Police were allegedly already investigating the boy for one of the instances in which he used his computer to anonymously call in a “domestic terrorism” complaint to the police department at the home of one of his enemies. Because of the threat for real violence, the SWAT team (hence the term “Swatting”) must respond to these sorts of calls, even though, by now this “prank” is known, cliché, and tired…
[continues at New Media Rockstars]