SWATting has always been a foolishly dangerous prank. Indeed, there have been times when it appears to have been used as an attempt to kill or seriously injure a targeted person. Last week, what is alleged to be a SWATting prank gone wrong killed a man in Wichita. The LAPD have a suspect in custody.
I wasn’t SWATted, but I did receive a threat that was taken seriously by law enforcement. Stacy McCain was SWATted back in 2013 and has some comments here.