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Twitch streamer panics as he is swatted during live broadcast

Published: 15/Sep/2019 11:18 Updated: 15/Sep/2019 11:51

by Calum Patterson

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A Twitch streamer was shocked after police arrived in force at his home, following a suspected swatting incident, while he was broadcasting live.

Swatting is the act of making a hoax emergency call to authorities, in the hope that an armed dispatch will be sent to the home of the unsuspecting target.

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In the past, these ‘pranks’ have caused fatal incidents, but are still somewhat prevalent, particularly targeting livestreamers, so that the swatters can watch the event unfold.

On September 14, Twitch streamer OddKast was casually streaming in the Talk Shows section, when he heard a series of loud knocks at his door.

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Clearly surprised by the unexpected visitors, OddKast shouted to ask who it was, and was visibly stunned when the response came that multiple police officers were asking for entry.

As he gets to the door, the streamer can be heard exclaiming “Oh shit”, perhaps taken aback by the heavy police presence. After a few moments, police can be seen entering the streamer’s room, visible on camera as they investigate the scene.

After a few moments, police can be seen entering the streamer’s room, visible on camera as they investigate the scene.

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Police can then be heard realizing that they have been duped, stating “so he’s livestreaming, so somebody is probably fucking around.”

Viewers quickly took advantage of the moment too, sending crude donation messages that were read through ‘text-to-speech’, including comments such as “we hate pigs” and “he has meth”.

After around 20 minutes, OddKast returned to his setup, and issued a damning message to the individual responsible: “Whoever swatted me, you’re a fucking coward.”

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“These police, they knew what was up, they knew it was a troll,” OddKast explained. “Whoever called, you’re going to get fucked up, I promise you man, the police are onto you right now, and guess what bro, you’re going to get arrested.”

Swatters are often difficult to track for police providing they have used necessary encryption to block any call tracing, but one infamous swatter was recently jailed for 20 years for his part in a series of hoax calls, his last causing a man to be fatally shot.

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The Wichita EagleTyler Barris, an infamous swatter, was jailed for 20 years.

The swatting, in that case, was called in over a dispute in a Call of Duty wager match, but the wrong address was given, and an innocent man, unrelated to the dispute was shot and killed by the responding officers.

In another incident, a swatter was convicted of interstate threats, and faces up to five years in prison or a $250,000 fine.

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Bryce Hall’s true feelings for Addison Rae exposed by lie detector

Published: 7/Oct/2020 19:44

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok stars Bryce Hall and Addison Rae were once the internet’s most buzzed-about couple; but after the two broke it off in September, it’s been unclear whether they might get back together in the future.

It’s been almost a year since ‘Braddison’ took the net by storm; The two influencers frequently appeared in each other’s TikToks and social media posts, quickly sparking rumors that the two were dating on the down-low.

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While they never confirmed their relationship status — with Addison even claiming they were not involved, whatsoever — the two broke off whatever was going on between them “off social media,” leaving shippers in shambles.

However, it’s clear that Bryce Hall isn’t over his pseudo-romance with Rae (who is one of TikTok’s highest-earning creators), as evidenced by a lie detector test taken in collaboration with the Vlog Squad’s Jason Nash.

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It’s worth noting that polygraph tests are not always correct, with a report from the National Academy of Sciences claiming that there is “little basis for the expectation that a polygraph test could have extremely high accuracy.”

That didn’t stop the Sway House from taking the test for entertainment purposes, anyway, prompting Nash to ask the question on everyone’s minds: “Do you want Addison back?”

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Hall initially laughed at the query but openly admitted that he did, indeed, want to get back with the Southern belle — prompting the test proctor to announce that his statement was, in fact, true.

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Needless to say, this caused quite an outrage among the Sway House members, with Josh Richards even getting up from the sofa to run out of the room yelling, “Oh my god! Holy s**t!”

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It’s unclear whether or not ‘Braddison’ will ever be a thing again: Considering that Addison seems to keep her love life close to the chest, as well as being constantly harassed on social media, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the two keep a potential rekindling of their romance off the books.

For now, all fans can do is watch and wait for a response from Rae after Hall’s soul-baring answer to one of TikTok’s most burning questions.