Kid Loses at Call of Duty, Sends 70-Man Swat Team to Opponent’s House
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.
Video games are serious business.