Swatting

Fairfax Police cruisers. (CBS)

Marin County Family Falls Victim To ‘Swatting,’ Hoax 911 Calls Become Growing Problem For Police

Hoax 911 calls known as “swatting” is a problem that has popped up and plagued many areas all over the country. Just recently a hoax call was made into Fairfax which prompted a full SWAT response, the second such call in Marin County in just the past two weeks.

09/03/2014

SWAT officers patrol a Sunnyvale neighborhood during the search for the gunman in the Cupertino cement plant shooting, October 6, 2011. (CBS)

California Lawmakers Set Sights On ‘Swatting’ Ban

California lawmakers are taking aim at the practice of “swatting,” which has sent police on fake emergency calls to the homes of Tom Cruise and other stars.

01/24/2013

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