SWAT team in tense stand-off with Mannequin

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posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 01:20 PM
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www.polygon.com...



Late last night the offices of Los Angeles-based independent game studio Robotoki were stormed by the Los Angeles Police Department after a curious designer pressed the building's "panic" button, studio founder Robert Bowling told Polygon.

The 911 response ended in a tense showdown with a life-sized statue of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's Simon "Ghost" Riley, which the police mistook for a gunman.

Earlier today reports circulated that the studio had been the victim of a "swatting" prank, in which a third party tricks law enforcement authorities or emergency services by providing details of a made-up threat, triggering an emergency response dispatch to the target of the prank. Swatting pranks are not limited to 911 calls; swatters can spoof a victim's phone number, obtain and use a victim's personal information or hack phone and computer systems.

Bowling clarified that it wasn't a prank, but the mischievousness of an unnamed designer that brought the LAPD to his door.


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edit on 4-6-2013 by Gazrok because: Corrected spelling in title for easier search




posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 01:22 PM
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would love to have seem them when they saw Ghost.


on another note....

do we need a thread every time the police are called out,

Some seem to think that a police officer could fart in public and it would warrant a thread on ATS

I am just a bit fed up off all the police threads on ATS that are really non-issues.

"SWAT were called out to a swatting prank today....."

".... meanwhile turkey burns in protests and France confirms Sarin in Syria"


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posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 01:41 PM
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What is protested by burning a turkey?

*ducks and runs away*



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 01:46 PM
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Originally posted by MuzzleBreak

SWAT team in tense stand-off with Mannequin




It wasnt a SWAT team.
There was no "stand-off"
The original article makes no such claim

So.. why did you lie?
Was sensationalising it just more interesting than the actual facts?



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 01:48 PM
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That's kind of humorous. Kind of also says something about how jumpy some are but I guess I'm glad that they stopped in at Robotoki to make sure that all was well. Wonder if the designer got canned.



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 02:07 PM
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Originally posted by alfa1

Originally posted by MuzzleBreak

SWAT team in tense stand-off with Mannequin




It wasnt a SWAT team.
There was no "stand-off"
The original article makes no such claim

So.. why did you lie?
Was sensationalising it just more interesting than the actual facts?




Lighten up. Where's your sense of humor??



4 cops, some with pump shotguns, advancing and taking prisoners may not be s SWAT standoff--but it's still a whole lot of police action
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posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 02:09 PM
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That's the funniest thing I've seen in a long time!

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posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 02:18 PM
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While this incident is more funny than anything "swatting" is a pretty big issue IMO.

It's essentially terrorism made possible by an itchy police state that sits in perpetual Condition 0 that receives virtually no call to reform from any noteworthy body. Only excuses and justifications.

That, to me, is a big problem.



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 02:40 PM
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Originally posted by Gazrok
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What is protested by burning a turkey?

*ducks and runs away*


my dinner!



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 03:08 PM
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First I've heard of "swatting". I must be out of the loop on the newest fads. I know when I was in high school a buddy and myself would set raked leaves on fire and watch the fire department come by, we did this for three nights in a row on the same corner and are lucky that cameras-in-every-home weren't in use then. I guess that's as close as I'll get to "swatting". This story is very funny by the way, thanks for posting the thread..



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 03:55 PM
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I completely agree with you. Lately ATS has become more a newsfeed than a conspiracy site. Probably MOD should add some new rules regarding the content of the posts.



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 04:04 PM
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Like what? There are news forums, and this is basically one of them, so of course threads here will be more like news feeds.

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posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 04:45 PM
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The only reason they did not just shoot.
is he/it had a gun bigger than they have.

they only shoot the unarmed.





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