SWAT Team Pull Real Guns on Counter Strike Player Mid-Game
Peter Donnell / 3 years ago
Having the local SWAT team called around to your house is no laughing matter and Jordan “Kootra” Mathewson go a healthy dose of reality when a team of armed professional cleared their way through his house and pointed guns at him. Unfortunately for Jordan he was the victim of a unbelievably stupid trend known as “swatting”, this involves calling the police on someone for a joke, but when armed police turned up to Jordan’s house under the impression there were hostages taken and that shots had been fired, no one there was laughing.
Amazingly this whole incident was caught on video, as Jordan was playing Counter Strike at the time and it’s likely that the prank was called in by someone on the opposing team. “Uh oh. This isn’t good. They’re clearing rooms. What in the world, I think we’re getting swatted.” Said Jordan in the video, fortunately for him he had the wits to stay calm and handed the situation very well.
Not only did the police invade his offices, they also locked down several schools and businesses in the Littleton, Colorado area. we have real guns and real bullets, and there’s potential there for some tragedy.” said the local police chief, who was eager to point out that had things gone wrong, or Jordan panicked, he could have been shot and killed. Police also said they’ll prosecute who ever was behind the stunt “to the fullest extent of the law.”
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