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Sean O’Malley victim of swatting – “They said I killed my parents”

UFC bantamweight champion was a victim of swatting this weekend, a criminal harassment act of deceiving an emergency service (via such means as hoaxing an emergency services dispatcher) into sending a police or emergency service response team to another person’s address.

Making false reports to emergency services is a criminal offense in many jurisdictions, often punishable by fine or imprisonment, but that didn’t stop someone from using the UFC star as part of their prank.

“About an hour and a half in [to my stream], I saw a f*cking cop fly down the road,” O’Malley said Monday on the TimboSugar Show. “I feel like instantly I kind of knew, because I’ve heard about [some of the] big, big streamers getting swatted — people find out where they’re at, then call the cops, and say something happened that obviously didn’t happen, and then they’re f*cking getting swatted.

“So I peek out my head out the window to see, maybe the cops were [busy] … maybe it was something else. But then they’re on the intercom, and I see a bunch of cops, and they’re like, ‘Walk out with your hands up.’ So I f*cking walk out, hands up.

“I was like, I’m just going to listen. I could get shot, you know what I mean? Like, sh*t,” O’Malley continued. “I was like, if I just listen to them, I’ll be all right. But you never know — someone sneezes, pulls the trigger. I’ve got shotguns pointed at me, like ARs from like four different cops pointing at me, and I was like, ‘I’m just going to listen,’ and f*cking walk back.

“I was sitting in the back of the cop car with handcuffs, and I was like, ‘Dude, that’s crazy. I had freedom five minutes ago, now I have none. Zero.’ And I’m like, ‘F*ck, I didn’t even do anything wrong.’”

Law enforcement officials then proceeded to tell O’Malley what it was that he was suspected of doing.

“They said I killed my parents, or something like that,” Suga Show said. “Yeah, they thought there was an active shooter inside, like, ‘Who is inside?’ I was like, ‘No, I was just gaming.’ … Someone called and said there was an active shooter inside, and two dead people in the house or something.

“[The police said the caller referenced] my address. Little f*ck, I wish we could find that little weasel that called them. They can’t find him. But it was crazy.”

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