XBOX Live threat backed upPosted 7:19 pm on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 by Jose Gutierrez III
Many of us here have been threatened online while playing video games before. Most of them are usually by our friends whose asses you’re kicking or just some random loser you pwned. But we never took it seriously, though that may change now. According to Lewisville CBS, a player was chatting online with friends when an unknown user came and threatened him by hacking his information and sending SWAT to his house. Like I said before, these things happen all the time, and we get used to it and learn to ignore them. But this one stuck to his threat and called it in.
After 20 minutes the Lewisville SWAT received a call from AT&T Instant Message Relay Service. This service allows hearing impaired users to reach someone with a standard phone. The message received by the operator was that a person was shot and there was someone still in the house. The first few officers to arrive saw no signs of shooting at the home. The parents were the first to see the the SWAT team outside the house with a bullhorn calling his name. The family started to go outside the house to see what was going on, but when they decided to return into the house, they feared for the worst.
Once back inside the house the mother called 911 telling the operator of the situation. The operator connected her to the person in charge and was able to convince the family to come out. Once everything was cleared up the police investigated the incident as a false report/alarm. They are currently trying to get a subpoena to get the information of the person who called in the report.
Jose Gutierrez III is an IT tech by day and nerd by night.