In the middle of streaming Fortnite last night, Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf left mid-game when the police arrived at the 16-year-old’s home. Someone called the cops during his stream. Burgha had been swatted.
It appears that even being a Bungie executive can’t save you from “swatting,” a hoax in which callers report dangerous situations to authorities and prompt a response via 911 responders, namely with SWAT. In the case of the Bungie employee, officers had been responding to a 911 report that there was a hostage situation at […]
Swatting – calling in false reports to authorities in order to have a livestream interrupted by a SWAT team raid – is not funny at all.
You think you’re badass with your video game skills and then the real professionals kick down your door and give you a reality check.