Las Vegas Man Arrested for ‘Swatting’

/ 2 years ago


Swatting, the act of calling real SWAT police on unsuspecting gamers is a freaking dangerous stunt to pull. It’s also something police forces are becoming tired of, as it involves deployment of armed resources, no doubt at great expense, when they could be best used elsewhere, potentially even saving lives rather than wasting time.

Brandon Willson, 19 years old was living in Las Vegas when he made up a murder story to get a SWAT team to show up to a house in Naperville, Chicago. He got busted for the call and is now sitting in a cell in Nevada, awaiting extradition to Illinois. State’s Attorney James Glasgow is currently putting together legislation to make swatting a felon within Illinois; bad news for Brandon.

According to prosecutors, Brandon is also under investigation for hacking to obtain personal information belonging to two people, threatening people with identity theft and more. He’s charged with two counts of computer fraud & tampering, one count of intimidation for each hacking incident, identity theft and disorderly conduct. A conviction would mean up to five years in prison, as well as further charges in Texas, California, South Carolina and Nevada as the FBI continue investigations.

Long story short, this kid is going to be made a prime example of why Swatting is a really dumb idea.

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  • Truefart

    F*U*C*K*I*N*G OWNED!

    • Jordan Kytyn Benns

      rekkinated through and through

  • Jayson Hewe

    Good! Hope he learned his lesson.

  • Travis Christensen

    Good, now make him in stay in there for a while so he knows not be a fucktard.

    • ImUrAssassin

      He’s probably already thinking it. These kids are arrogant, they don’t think they’ll ever get caught, and if they do the punishment won’t be serious. Once he heard 5 years, I bet he shit himself for the next 1800 days ahead of him.

  • Predreus

    Well, if Illinois does pass a law that makes swatting a felon, it wont affect Brandon because his arrest preceded the law. But either way, it’s good to see someone finally get caught and being delt with.

    • ImUrAssassin

      Committing a crime classified as a Felony, lands you with a Felony Charge.

      • Predreus

        Yes, but you can’t be charged with a Felony after the fact. If the law changes after a person is arrested, their charges can’t change to reflect the new laws. At trial, they will be tried based on the laws that were in effect at the time of their charges.

  • Brent Rendall

    That piece of shit endangered both the streamer and his 10 year old brother
    I’m glad that sociopathic fucktard will learn his lesson

  • DABhand

    And I bet he was devoted to being on /b/ also. Look kids, actions have consequences.

  • I Steel yo skinz

    very nice hope he gets 5+ years

  • That’s good for the little fuck. All these young idiots who try to “Swat” Other’s just cause they are haters & whatever other dumb ass reason in their minds. Anyone who swats deserves prison. Haters get what’s coming to them!