Sep 9 2014 - 7:37 pm

Twitch streamer explains how much getting swatted really sucks

Getting raided by a SWAT team really isn’t any fun at all
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Getting raided by a SWAT team really isn’t any fun at all. Who knew? 

Swatting,” a fad that’s taking over video game livestreamers, has people calling in phony hostage crises to local police departments, which in turns brings fully armored SWAT teams on unsuspecting people.

We’ve reported on swatting cases multiple times in the past. From schools being shut down, to kids using the “prank” as revenge for being beaten in Call of Duty. One streamer was even arrested when his pot stash was uncovered.

For Twitch streamer Maxcuster it was a nightmare. When he and his wife decided to do a stream earlier this year, they were surprised by the number of people that who were digging their show.

Then someone came on the chat who was being verbally abusive. After that, things started to go downhill fast.

In the video below, Maxcuster going over his account of what being swatted was like and how it affected him and his family. It’s really heartbreaking to see an innocent person and his family put in such a situation.

Screengrab by WEBN-TV/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)