The latest prank to take hold of the internet is something called “SWATTED”. It involves a prank call being made to the 911 emergency services to call upon the police to interrupt a gamers live stream session. Yup, pretty stupid if you ask me but the results, as in the case of this video is priceless.
The video below is of Jordan “Kootra” Mathewson of streaming group The Creatures. While streaming a few games of Counter Strike he notices some background noise and makes a comment that it sounds as if his building is being “cleared” by cops. Moments later an entire SWAT team bursts into his room brandishing really big guns. They do their typical “GET ON THE FLOOR NOW!” spiel and proceed to take down a confused Mathewson.
Hilariously we hear the audio “Terrorists win” in the background as the Counter Strike game continues.
In this instance the prank call was rather serious. The call resulted in surrounding schools being forced into a lockdown and people being evacuated. The original prank call to 911 said that the person had killed his colleagues and threatened to kill any cops that entered the building. Here’s the full statement:
“Littleton Police Detectives are investigating the origin of the 911 call received this morning regarding the reported shooting at 1221 West Mineral Avenue. The caller claimed to have shot two co-workers, held others hostage, and threatened to shoot them. He stated that if the officers entered he would shoot them as well. There were no victims or any evidence that a shooting had taken place.”
“Law enforcement in the South Metro Area and throughout the country are all too familiar with active shooter situations. In the wake of these incidents, Littleton Police and other law enforcement agencies train for rapid response to quickly rescue victims and neutralize the situation.”
“Fortunately there were no injuries today, but a massive law enforcement response wastes resources and greatly increases the chances of innocent people being injured or killed.”
“If the investigation determines that today’s incident was a hoax, those involved will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”