Sunday, 20 October, 2019

$3 million Fortnite winner-and his parents-become latest swatting targets

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Emmett Howard | 13 August, 2019, 19:40

Bugha won $3 million for his first-place finish in the first-ever Fortnite World Cup in July and even appeared on The Tonight Show to talk about his win with host Jimmy Fallon.

Last month, 16-year-old Kyle Giersdorf won $3 million when he was crowned champion of the Fortnite World Cup in NY.

Pottsville police later told USA Today that the caller - who has not yet been identified - "told authorities he was Kyle and said that he shot his father multiple times with an AK-47 and had his mother tied up and bound in the garage".

"That's scary. What if I had just got popped?"

Yet another armed police force has been called in on yet another unsuspecting victim, as the recently crowned Fortnite world champion took a break from a livestream to deal with a swatting incident at his own front door.

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"They come in with guns, bro". "I got swatted", he explained simply. "They literally pulled up", Bughha said once he returned to the stream.

Burga adds that he was lucky, as apparently one of the officers on call for the incident lived in his local neighbourhood and recognised him. "That's scary. The internet's f-- insane". This is when Giersdorf's father came to the door. The entire incident lasted about 30 minutes, Cpl.

In December 2017, Tyler Barriss made a hoax call to the police, saying that he was armed and was holding his family hostage and gave them an address which he thought was that of Shaun Gaskill, someone who had lost a bet to one of Barriss' friends, Casey Viner.

The Upper Pottsgrove Township Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from NBC News.

Tyler R. Barriss pleaded guilty in November to 51 federal charges related to fake calls and threats including a December 28, 2017, call to police in Wichita, Kansas, during which Barriss falsely reported a shooting and hostage situation at a local address that resulted in the death of Andrew Finch, a 28-year-old father of two.

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