Prolific "Swatting" Teen Pleads Guilty To 23 Criminal Counts
Nobody feels sorry for him, I'm sure.
One of the most prolific "swatters" has confessed to a series of crimes, as reported by the Tri-City News. The 17-year-old British Columbian has pled guilty to 23 counts of extortion, criminal harassment and public mischief.
The charges included the teen's harassment of young women who played League of Legends; if rejected when trying to connect with them online, he'd do everything from ordering pizzas to their homes to posting their personal information and credit card information online. This also included phoning in fake hostage situations to the police.
One woman in Arizona got it especially bad. After she turned the teen down multiple times, he swatted her home twice a week; one time, the father and son were removed from the home at gunpoint. More harassment followed, which included hacking her social media accounts and signing her up for a $500/month phone service.
The accused went after victims in Minnesota, Ohio, Utah and California as well, and it's not his first time in court. Back in March, he admitted to a bomb hoax that shut down Disney's Space Mountain ride last year.
Yeah, just keep him away from the public. We don't need him out and about.
5/25/2015 9:19:38 PM Ben Dutka