On May 27th we told you about Erick Erickson and his family being “SWATted” where someone fakes a phone call to 911 reporting a serious crime. Law enforcement responds as they are trained to do, ready for a dangerous situation. Thankfully Erick and his family were not harmed.
This morning Erick posted the 911 call that prompted law enforcement to arrive guns drawn at his house. The person behind the fake call tells the 911 Operator that he’s killed his wife and intends to kill again.
Senator Chambliss has called on DOJ to look into swatting, hopefully before someone is killed. Over 80 of his House and Senate colleagues have joined his call.
Erick has more at RedState.
Swatting has been around for a couple of years now. In 2009 19 year old Matthew Weigman was sentenced to 11 years in Federal prison for a number of phone hacking crimes including…
a 2005 hostage hoax that sent police to the Colorado home of Richard Gasper, a TSA screener whose daughter refused phone sex with Weigman.