Minecraft leads to a man’s arrest, but for all the wrong reasons
You can’t make this up. Never in a million years.
There is this thing going around the internet called SWATting. Yea, I know it sounds stupid.
What this is is when a gamer in an online game doesn’t take like something done to them in game. One Minecraft player, Jacob Neumann had this happen to him.
Neumann ran into trouble with a troll while playing Minecraft online. This player had some negative words for others playing on the server so Neumann kicked him (or her) out. Then the troll got nuts.
Neumann says the troll actually told him that he was going to send the police to his house to get back at him for kicking him out of the game, saying “Yo dude. You kicked me off line. I’m going to swat your house.”
He wasn’t kidding. Hours later four different agencies showed up to the Neumann residence because they had been told that Jacob’s dad, Dave, had shot his 14 year old daughter after she had told him that she was pregnant.
That didn’t really happen of course. Jacob’s father was handcuffed face down on the ground and nearly taken away before authorities settled the situation.
Jacob said, “My dad was like seriously pretty scared for his life and so was me and my brother.” And he had good reason to be scared. I’m sure they’re upset and want retribution for their temporary nightmare.
Hopefully the loser who called in this fake 911 alert gets what’s coming to him and by that I mean sometime behind bars.