Arrested Swatter Faces Maximum Five Year Prison Sentence

Brandon Wilson raided in Las Vegas; Seized computers suggest multiple Swatting incidents, prosecutor claims.

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Brandon Wilson's computer was seized by authorities and appeared to show evidence of multiple Swatting incidents, prosecutors claim.
Brandon Wilson's computer was seized by authorities and appeared to show evidence of multiple Swatting incidents, prosecutors claim.

A 19 Year-Old American, suspected of conducting dangerous hoax police calls across the country, was arrested in Las Vegas on Thursday.

Brandon Wilson, known as "Famed God" in some online communities, faces up to five years in jail if found guilty. It is alleged that, in July last year, he made a bogus call to Chicago police that convinced the force to raid a house in Illinois.

Wilson was tracked down by investigators based in Illinois, who seized his computer equipment and--according to prosecutors--found evidence of the swatting incident as well as similar incidents across the country.

Cases of serious hoax calls to the police, known as Swatting, have become increasingly prevalent in the past two years. The process involves obtaining someone's home address (usually via their IP address) and making a distress call to the police. Often the hoaxer will use masking software that makes the call appear to come from the victim's house.

While no one has yet died from Swatting, one victim believes the punishment for the culprits should be an attempted murder sentence.

By apparent coincidence, Wilson's arrest occurred on the same day as one Twitch streamer, Joshua Peters, broke down in tears on camera after discovering his family had been Swatted while he was broadcasting a game of Runescape.

"I had police point a gun at my little brothers because of you," Peters said in a message to the anonymous culprit, who had also posted his address on the Twitch stream chat log.

"They could have been shot, they could have died because you chose to SWAT my stream," he said, holding his emotions.

"I don't give a shit about what you have against me, or what I did to you. For that, I am at a loss for words. Your gripe is with me so let it be with me and do not involve my family in any way, shape or form with this. They don't deserve that."

Wilson is now awaiting extradition to Illinois, and faces up to five years in prison if convicted. State Attorney James Glasgow wants to introduce new legislation that would identify Swatting as a specific felony in Illinois.

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Someone will go swatting in Famed God privates

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Don't bend over for the soap tubby.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> don't kid yourself, your not as cleaver as you think. that one has been said over 500 times in this comments section alone maybe your should try something a bit more original

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Such salt. I'd hope he isn't very "cleaver" at all.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> i can see you are just a civilized as he is :(

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...how about this one then...." I bet he'll be caressing plenty o' convict cock with his gross little 'arm hair' mustache"

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Since it's so easy (apparently) to get people's info and addresses. Why isn't there anyone just showing up at these "swatters" houses for some vigilante justice?

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And here folks is the definition of a "neckbeard". Hope he gets the full 5.

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haha look at that hat tipper neckbeard kill him on the electric chair

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I'm sure his brother Jack Black will help him out of this

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dude needs to swat the pizza and chips off his plate and hit the gym.

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Don't think about this as injustice on neckbeardo's behalf, but look at what it will do to him after his prison sentence. He will become notorious and we should put his picture everywhere, so people will remember this guy. He needs to be publically shamed for life. You know though, I don't feel one bit sorry for him OR anyone who disturbs the police for something stupid. These people (if you can call them that...) are wasting precious law enforcement resources. The cops could be catching more serial killers and child molesters, but are being disturbed by people who call the cops for some idiotic reason!

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'Famed God' ? What a fucking piece of shit.

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Attempted murder!? This is ridicules. Sure, he deserves to be taken legal actions against him for what he did, but it is ridiculous to call it attempted murder, no matter what call police get they won't just raid in the house and start shooting people.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> don't waste your time. i have already tried, a number of arguments, to explain to them that a good majority of the commenters in here are, barbaric, sick people who need to rethink their lives. i can only imagine what the USA would turn into if these "people", were let loose with no laws to leash them. i think the show "the walking dead" is a good approximation of what it would be like lol ( a very macabre joke at best i will admit)

they all have guns and think that enforcing the law, that they make up on a whim filled with rage, is their god given right and no amount logic or rational thinking is going dissuade them from their pound of flesh.

i have met some who can see past their rage and some who at the very least will explain why they think the way they do and there are a few good arguments but none that justify gang r@pe, life in prion or the death sentence
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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> It's the fucking comment section, nobody here saying these kinds of things will give it a second thought IRL. You have quite the delusional sense of reality.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Apparently you haven't been paying attention to the news lately. Police shoot first and ask questions later. They will even shoot your dog.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> When a team of armed swat members storm your house and you happens to reach for your TV remote... you might get shot for mistakenly reaching for a gun.

Tensions are high and when shit happens, you bite the dust.

Showing an example by severely punishing the offender is ok in my opinion.

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Bend him right over in prison please, inmates!

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I'm not sorry for this POS.

Hope he get sentence that he deserve for attempted murder.

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He is gonna be raided in a different way in prison.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> That's more of a failure of the fuckers in prison. He doesn't deserve that.

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Well what he did is essentially commit attempted murder by proxy so 5 years seems generously light. Any of these swat guys saw any of these poor streamers move the wrong way they would be 6 feet under right now. This chubby little POS will be tossed around like prime rib in prison.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> if when police bust in your door screaming about law enforcement and you decide to fight then maybe you would be injured or possibly killed. they don't come in unannounced no matter what the rappers tell you.


the same as on the street if they scream for you to comply and to give them your hands, then you try to pull away and fight or run, you should get hurt.

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Hate to tell ya this buddy but look up "no knock raids". They're real, they do happen. Not as much as some say but it's certainly not fiction.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Bull**** they don't. MANY of the swatting incidents, especially the ones that ended with people getting shot (no one has been KILLED, people HAVE been shot), are no-knock raids because they think they are hostage situations. If you don't know the police do that, you've been watching too much fox "news" or something. The police are certainly at fault here as well. Once it was known that this was happening (and that's been quite a while now), police should, oh, I don't know, do ANY kind of confirmation before they go raiding peoples houses. The swatters are complete scumbags and deserve whatever they get (and when someone IS killed, and it will happen, they will be facing murder one and conspiracy to commit murder, and will likely get a death sentence, depending on the state), but the police HAVE to start being smarter about this.

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Considering what awaits a powderpuff wannabe like him in the clink, he's gonna need reconstructive surgery IF he survives

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it's litle bitches who would rather hurt than help people with their talents if you can call it that. max him out

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In the city I live a little girl was killed during a botched raid. A stray bullet went through a wall and killed her. There was also an incident where police officers raided a house of an alleged drug dealer, the police threw a flashbang grenade through a window and it landed in a crib on top of a baby's stomach. Surprisingly the baby lived despite having a massive hole in her stomach and enduring many procedures. It doesn't matter if you're innocent, being caught up in a raid is extremely dangerous. Police like to shoot first ask questions later. Considering the dangers, yes it should be attempted murder. This moron deserves a harsher punishment.

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He should grow a beard when hes in there.

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he will get fkd in prison, chubby little gamer boy got arrested for swatting? lol even the paedos will take a turn on that c*nt. deserves all he gets.

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It really doesnt suprise me that people take it to this level. People are attrocious to eachother on the internet because they feel SAFE to be pathetic, cant even play a league game without sum1 ripping me a new one. IF YOU PUT YOUR EGO AND SELF WORTH INTO A VIDEOGAME GET HALP NOW!.be good to one another plz and enjoy the games you play.

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But they they find his weird porn?

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Jack Black's kid? LOL

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Nope, won't feel bad if this disgusting piece of turd gets shanked in prison (And I hope he gets it... SJWs, your tears are delicious btw)

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FATLUS got served. 5 years isn't nearly enough when we put people away for 10 for selling dope. Put this dude away until he's 45.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Or worse, put him on lifetime probation with the grounds of NEVER being allowed to touch a computer again. For a lot of these "people" that would be a fate worse that getting raped in prison.

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watch out for that soap in the showers !!!

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That little fat ****, they will love your fat ass in prison. Why would you do that to people. You could get someone hurt or killed. Your life is so miserable you have to mess with someone elses. This shit will follow you all your life....demented little shit!!!!

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and i should feel bad why?????............

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Put this kid in Gen Pop. Hell be wishing it was Swat raiding him then