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Teen pleads guilty to 23 counts of swatting

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Swatting is a trend that goes beyond being dumb. Why on earth people think it’s fun to harass others to the point of having cops called on them is something I just can’t wrap my head around. Even if you did think it was cool when the idea first circulated, surely it’s boring and ridiculous by now, right? Well, this teen still thought it was cool, and has been dragged before a court to be held accountable.

According to a lengthy report (thanks ArsTechnica) on the activities of the 17-year-old, they included 23 counts of extortion, public mischief and criminal harassment. He mostly terrorised female gamers and their parents with a usual pattern:

He had a consistent pattern of trying to connect with the online gamers β€” many of them fans of the game League of Legends. But when they denied his requests, he shut down their internet access, posted their personal information online, repeatedly called them late at night and contacted the police in their hometown, posing as someone else.

His pranks weren’t just limited to swatting, though – he was responsible for the bomb hoax this past March and last November that led to the Space Mountain ride in Disneyland to get shut down. He has now been charged with 40 crimes and remanded for 169 days.

Wearing a sweatsuit, no shoes and shackles on his ankles, the teen smirked but showed little emotion during the proceeding, though often flipped his hair, drummed his fingers on his knees or pumped his leg quickly.

What a punk. I hope that being incarcerated is the kind of wake up call that he needs. Otherwise, at least getting him off the internet should stop him from continuing these ridiculous activities. I hope the judge brings down the maximum sentence possible on him – if nothing else, I hope it sets an example for future swatters to see that there are real consequences to their dumb pranks. Bad enough that he called in all these pranks, even worse to harass those few women in gaming who feel comfortable interacting with others online. Shame on you, kid.

Last Updated: January 4, 2017

66 Comments

  1. Trevor Matrix

    May 22, 2015 at 12:08

    Big dick got a little dick.

    Reply

    • Guild

      May 22, 2015 at 12:15

      Hopefully he gets some jail time…..he can meet some big dicks then

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        May 22, 2015 at 12:15

        He can also learn the art of grabbing his ankles.

        Reply

        • Loftus

          May 22, 2015 at 12:18

          Byt die kussing! Pappa gaan hom droog in sit!

          Reply

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 22, 2015 at 12:19

            Nee Pappa nee!!!!!

          • Loftus

            May 22, 2015 at 12:20

            onthou nou dis ons spesiale geheimpie! πŸ˜‰

        • Trevor Matrix

          May 22, 2015 at 12:19

          I love being mean to you guys. It’s what gets me off. But seriously, what fun is there in harassing girls/women? And on top of that, abusing law and order like that?

          Reply

          • Lord Chaos

            May 22, 2015 at 12:32

            I thought you were just japing. You’re telling me that was you being mean?

      • Aries

        May 22, 2015 at 12:26

        “He going to learn today, he going to learn what a big dick look like today” always reminds me of Kevin Hart

        Reply

      • sananmahar

        May 23, 2015 at 15:30

        ?????????Get Hourly by this site lazygamer < I didn't believe …that…my brother woz like truly making money part time at their computer. . there aunt had bean doing this 4 only seventeen months and resantly paid the dept on there apartment and bourt themselves a Lotus Elise .

        see this her ????? ===—->-> SEE MORE DETAIL

        Reply

  2. Hammersteyn

    May 22, 2015 at 12:08

    I hope the kids gets the same judge as this.

    Reply

  3. Trevor Matrix

    May 22, 2015 at 12:13

    Tinker Bell! Tinker Bell! Tinker Bell!

    Reply

  4. HairyEwok

    May 22, 2015 at 12:15

    • RinceTheElfRoot

      May 22, 2015 at 12:22

      Still a better story than Twilight…

      Reply

    • Jaded_Reprobate

      May 22, 2015 at 12:26

      hehehehe

      Reply

      • HairyEwok

        May 22, 2015 at 12:33

        Tutu is the toilet paper god

        Reply

  5. Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

    May 22, 2015 at 12:16

    Is it wrong that I hope this guy gets put in a less than pleasant prison for a really long time.
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_akLHpeO7qyA/TEAPX2ngAII/AAAAAAAABhg/zrHTh4NZ1fY/s1600/25-motivational-posters-part-II-justice.jpg

    Reply

    • Aries

      May 22, 2015 at 12:25

      lol, have that at a dont do drugs seminar

      Reply

  6. Ranting Raptor

    May 22, 2015 at 12:18

    Yikes.

    Reply

  7. Admiral Chief's Adventure

    May 22, 2015 at 12:20

    All because his parents didn’t moer him

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 22, 2015 at 12:20

      ^THIS!

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief's Adventure

        May 22, 2015 at 12:21

        And by moer, I don’t mean hit without reason.
        “Spare the rod and spoil the child”, that moer

        Reply

        • Trevor Matrix

          May 22, 2015 at 12:22

          In this pissy country of ours, they won’t give a shit as to your reasons.

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 22, 2015 at 12:23

            They can come, I’ll moer them as well, teach them manners. My house, my rules

        • Hammersteyn

          May 22, 2015 at 12:25

          Discipline through moering.

          Reply

        • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

          May 22, 2015 at 12:27

          My mom’s 50th coming up tommorrow and in my speech. “Dankie dat ma my gebliksem het” True story.

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 22, 2015 at 12:28

            I must attend this party

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 22, 2015 at 12:29

            Free booze! Family and close friends only!

            Actually I have not even read the invitation yet. πŸ˜›

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 22, 2015 at 12:31

            As I said, I must attend this!

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 22, 2015 at 12:34

            I probably need to find out where it is hosted cause I barely got to my dads 60th a few years back. Then again I got rid of my apple (and apple maps) ages ago.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 22, 2015 at 12:43

            Your mom….50…your dad…60…a few years ago…..

            Your dad must be a legend

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 22, 2015 at 13:02

            Stepmom technically and my dad is older than 60. Still he is definitely a legend considering there is 13 years difference between me and the twins. πŸ˜›

    • Trevor Matrix

      May 22, 2015 at 12:21

      But that is against the LAWWWW!!!!

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief's Adventure

        May 22, 2015 at 12:22

        And that makes them lawless.

        No thanks. People always tell me how well mannered by daughter is (and she is only 6). And I cannot even remember the last time I had to smack her bottom for being naughty. I’m so proud of her

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        • Trevor Matrix

          May 22, 2015 at 12:24

          It might come as a surprise to you all, but my Dad also moered me. Even moreso did my Mom. And I turned out okay-ish.

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 22, 2015 at 12:27

            Aye, but that is not the fault of your parents, you went of the wagon all by yourself πŸ˜›

        • Krabby Paddy

          May 22, 2015 at 12:29

          Well mannered kids are sadly becoming very rare. So good on you for doing a good job.

          I don’t want to moer a kid for being a brat, I want to moer the parents.

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          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 22, 2015 at 12:32

            ^This

    • Loftus

      May 22, 2015 at 12:21

      Edited… All because his parents didn’t moer him hard enough

      Reply

  8. Ottokie

    May 22, 2015 at 12:21

    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 22, 2015 at 12:22

      Just like that

      Reply

  9. RinceTheElfRoot

    May 22, 2015 at 12:22

    GOOD.

    Reply

  10. Kromas,powered by windows 10.

    May 22, 2015 at 12:23

    I would like to swat him with my hand. Otherwise known as a PK.

    Reply

  11. Ranting Raptor

    May 22, 2015 at 12:25

    I’m just putting this out there but he started his stuff whenever someone turned him down?

    Then called them all hours, shut off their net etc etc?

    Anyone else think this would make a seriously creepy Criminal Minds episode?

    Reply

  12. RinceTheElfRoot

    May 22, 2015 at 12:33

    They should strap him to a chair and make him reply to every troll/bait/insult in DOTA for a year.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 22, 2015 at 12:49

      *5 years

      Reply

  13. Kromas,powered by windows 10.

    May 22, 2015 at 12:40

    Ladies and gentleman I give you the solution!

    Reply

    • Tiaan Pat

      May 22, 2015 at 12:54

      HAHAHAHAHA, I have ADD and can verify that the treatment shown here is not effective!! Funny though but not true πŸ˜›

      Reply

      • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

        May 22, 2015 at 13:11

        The episode was about every child being classified as ADD cause that was what parents were doing a few years ago. Still funny though. πŸ˜›

        I am on kind of a South Park kick lately. πŸ™‚

        Reply

        • Tiaan Pat

          May 22, 2015 at 13:28

          I remember the ep. Was lank funny. Raising kids is not easy though! I am helping my gf with her 2 kids and it’s hectic! It’s amazing how a hiding helps them learn and remember πŸ™‚ Works like a charm!

          Reply

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 22, 2015 at 13:35

            Too afraid of using the “kids these days” thing as I then will be officially classified as old. πŸ˜›

          • Tiaan Pat

            May 22, 2015 at 13:37

            Hahahaha, I keep referring to them by saying you can be lucky that I am not my father… Else you would not be able to sit right now. I turned out okay.. I think

  14. The Sten

    May 22, 2015 at 13:18

    pappa wag vir jou

    Reply

  15. 40 Insane Frogs

    May 22, 2015 at 15:12

    What a little turd… I suppose he won’t serve any jail time, given that he’s a minor.

    Reply

  16. Riley

    May 24, 2015 at 17:47

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