UPDATE: My SWATting Threat


Last October, I received a SWATting threat which I immediately shared with appropriate law enforcement agencies. The threat purported to be from The Lonely Conservative, but, of course, it was not.

I now have proof of who sent the threat. It turns out that the sender is in a jurisdiction with a misuse of electronic communications statute that covers the threat. The year of jail time for this offense is pocket change compared with the time for some of the other charges this person could be facing. The statute of limitations is two years, so I have quite a while to decide whether or not to press charges.

I’m not in a hurry. Let’s see how things play out for a while.

5 thoughts on “UPDATE: My SWATting Threat

  1. So, without naming names, can you at least give a hint whether the perp is one of the usual suspects, or at least connected to one of the usual suspects? Curious minds want to know…

    • Please be patient. My SWATting threat is the least of this bozo’s crimes. It would be better to see him charged with one of his more serious offenses.

  2. I dunno. The way these guys dance through rain drops would make me press charges A.S.A.P. Hopefully they get so many at once that they can’t dance around them all.

    I can understand your reluctance though…that takes you from reporting the story to being a part of the story. Something I know you are trying to avoid, Mr. Hoge.

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