You would think that police would learn by now that sometimes they are getting called to a gamers home because of hoax calls. But apparently they do not learn. Jordan Mathewson goes by the handle ‘Kootra’ when gaming online. One day some unexpected guests barged in on him unexpectedly, in a scene that no one wants to be a part of.
It was the police and they were armed. To add insult to injury, the entire incident was broadcast live online. That must have been embarrassing.
Here is what happened. Jordan Mathewson was enjoying a round of Counter-Strike, playing the Kootra username, when several officers barged into his office and arrested him. Mathewson was released later without being charged. As has happened so many times this incident turned out to be a hoax according to the police officers. They are now trying to trace the hoax call that targeted Mathewson. My question is, since this was clearly a hoax and they had no evidence that he committed a crime, how was he legally arrested to be released later? So much for innocent until proven guilty.
The Littleton Police Department said, “The caller claimed to have shot two co-workers, held others hostage, and threatened to shoot them. He stated that if the officers entered he would shoot them as well. There were no victims or any evidence that a shooting had taken place. If the investigation determines that today’s incident was a hoax, those involved will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
Source UbergizmoFiled Under: Gaming News