Have you heard of "swatting"?Submitted by ecard71 on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 19:35
"'Swatting,' or making false 911 calls that trigger heavy response by police, is a growing concern and is becoming more common in other areas outside of Los Angeles, a popular target of prank SWAT calls.
‘Swatters’ are able to use technology that makes the incoming 911 call look like it’s coming from the home of the victim, and is often done through a system that turns typed messages into voice messages.
Last Tuesday in Carmel, Ind., Hannah Chiasson, her father, and her friend suddenly found their home surrounded by SWAT members and were promptly removed from their home and arrested, because they were victims of a false 911 call, according to The Indy Star.
Another ‘swatting’ incident occurred just days earlier in another Indiana town, according to the report, in which an hours-long standoff took place because the family didn’t trust that the SWAT unit or the dispatchers were really police."
(What about those that don't trust the police - period?)
This is not going to end well for either parties.