Kid Ignores Call of Duty Troll, S.W.A.T is Called

So this kid is playing Call of Duty, and then the S.W.A.T show up thinking there’s really a gunman in his house. No, this isn’t some kind of ad campaign showcasing how ‘realistic’ the game is - this is something that actually happened.

by on 15th Feb, 2012

So this kid is playing Call of Duty, and then the S.W.A.T show up thinking there’s really a gunman in his house. No, this isn’t some kind of ad campaign showcasing how ‘realistic’ the game is - this is something that actually happened.

A teenage boy in Lewisville, Texas, was chatting away with his friends in the lobby of a Call of Duty: Black Ops game between a match. “Some dude just popped out of nowhere, and basically said he's going to hack me, he's going to get my information, call the swat team over to my front yard," the teenager, whose parents have asked that his name not be used, told CBS.

The teenager, using common sense, ignored the threat and kept playing.

Roughly 20 minutes later, Lewisville received a call from an operator with the AT&T Instant Message Relay Service - a service designed to allow hearing impaired users to reach someone with a standard telephone. The operators had received a message that someone had been shot and someone inside the teen’s house still had a gun.

The police soon arrived at the Lewisville home and were a little confused when they saw no signs of a shooting. The boy’s parents soon noticed a S.W.A.T surrounding their home, while the teen’s name was called from a bullhorn.

"We were all scared, out of our minds," the teen said. "Didn't understand why they were here. We thought there was some stranger some dude running around our house, hiding behind the boat. We didn't know. We didn't expect nothing."

While the teen says he doesn’t know who pulled the prank, the police are currently investigating the matter.
 

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