02/02/2009

911 "swatting" puts police, civilians at risk

By Jordan Robertson 
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Doug Bates and his wife, Stacey, were in bed around 10 p.m., their 2-year-old daughters asleep in a nearby room. Suddenly they were shaken awake by the wail of police sirens and the rumble of a helicopter above their suburban Southern California home. A criminal must be on the loose, they thought.

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