[guest post by Dana]
When a 12-year old finds himself being SWATted, it’s got to be particularly terrifying:
A 12-year-old YouTube gamer and his mother became “swatting” victims and were terrified when their home was suddenly surrounded by police.
Peter Varady was frightened and tearful as the paramedics and police showed up at his home.
“It was probably the scariest moment of my life,” he said.
His mother, Carol Varady, said they opened the door and authorities rushed into the home believing it was a disturbance call.
It happened Sunday night as Peter, known online as Rolly, was livestreaming.
Authorities rushed through the home after getting a 911 call that a mother and son were going to hang themselves.
The report goes onto say, given that Peter has more than 100,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel, the chances of him getting SWATted again are increased. That, as well as the fact that the police haven’t yet located the individual who made the 911 call and threatened to do it again.
(Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.)