SWATTING

Brandon Willson (Will County State's Attorney)

Las Vegas Gamer, 19, Arrested For Naperville ‘Swatting’ Incident

Brandon Willson used a computer to contact Naperville’s 911 center on July 10, 2014, and claimed a murder had happened at a home in the city, prosecutors claim. Naperville’s Special Response Team responded but found no crime.

02/06/2015

A member of a SWAT team. (Credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Computer Pranksters Draw Swarms Of Cops To Cary Home

Late Wednesday afternoon, Cary police say they received a computer message from a 16-year-old boy who claimed there had been a shooting in a home on Adare Drive. The teen said he was hiding in an upstairs room.

08/24/2012