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Swatting, a prank that involves calling and directing the special police services to a player’s home, already cost an innocent person his life in 2017. Unfortunately, and despite the efforts of the authorities, this practice is still going on and the most recent victim was a popular Twitch streamer.
The incident took place on Wednesday, July 21, when content creator LosPollosTV played and broadcast Fortnite on his Twitch channel. Unfortunately, a quiet afternoon of play quickly turned into a dangerous situation when special police forces arrived at his home.
You can see the moment when the police arrive at LosPollosTV’s room by clicking on this link.
Once the authorities left the place, the streamer decided to resume the live broadcast and explained to his followers that he was fine, while also saying that they should not start theorizing about who was responsible for the joke.
According to the portal Dexter, the viewers of the transmission began to point out that Ludwig, another popular streamer of the platform, was the one who sent the police to the house of LosPollosTV. This theory arises because both had a discussion on social networks moments before the incident.
However, there is no evidence to show that Ludwig is the cause of the attack on LosPollosTV. In fact, the content creator showed surprise when he found out on his live broadcast. Either way, and regardless of who the culprit is, it’s a shame that swatting still exists.
Swatting is an extremely serious problem
Unfortunately, the case of LosPollosTV is not the only one in recent years. At the end of June, we told you that popular streamer xQc made the decision to move house after receiving swatting attacks every day.
Moreover, in 2019, a prolific professional gamer and world champion of Fortnite He was a victim of this dangerous practice. Fortunately, the person responsible for this distasteful trick was arrested by the authorities shortly thereafter.
Let’s hope that the cases of swatting will decrease, because in addition to being a practice that can have fatal consequences, it is extremely costly for the United States authorities.
But tell us, what do you think of this situation? Do you know of another similar case? Let us read you in the comments.
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