Jail sentence for a Call of Duty player for "SWATting"

Apparently two players of the famous video game, Casey Viner (Ohio) and Shane Gaskill (California), were arguing over a $1.50 bet when Viner threatened to send a SWAT team to his home.

Gaskill challenged Viner to do so by giving him an old home address.

Viner contacted a third party named Tyler Barris, who's used to making fake calls to emergency crews. He called the emergency phone for help, claiming that a gunman had killed his father and was holding his family hostage, giving them the old address Gaskill had given them.

So SWAT broke into Gaskill's old home and shot the tenant at the current address dead. Apparently the tenant, not knowing what the hell was going on, put his arms down for a moment and the officers were afraid he was going to pick up a gun.

Barris was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison. Viner has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for his involvement in this death.

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