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Remember the ‘Swatting Hoax’? Update on the Death of a Father


Remember the ‘Swatting Hoax’? Update on the Death of a Father

Remember the ‘Swatting Hoax’? Update on the Death of a Father

Looks like the LA police have arrested this moron, 25-year-old, named Tyler Barriss. He’s the idiot who was playing ‘Call of Duty’ online and make the fake prank call that led the SWAT team to an innocent man’s house.

Of all the crazy things! This is just INSANE!

So it seems, these two guys were playing an online game ‘Call of Duty’ when a argument broke out over a stupid wager. One of the players then threatens the other one with ‘swat’.

What’s a ‘swat’ you ask?

That’s where a player provides police with a false address, calls in a phony crime and before you know it, an innocent guy and father of two is shot dead just because he was playing ‘Call of Duty’ online.

Andrew Finch, who lived at the address in Witchita, Kansas, reportedly went to the front door in response to the commotion and was shot dead.

“As he came to the front door, one of our officers discharged his weapon,” said Livingston. The police haven’t said whether Finch had a weapon at the time, but his family has said there were no guns in the house. The officer who fired the shot is a seven-year department veteran who will be put on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

The Wichita police received a 911 call that that a father had been shot in the head and the shooter was holding his mother, brother and sister hostage. Of course this was an entirely fake story made up by Tyler Barriss.

Deputy Wichita Police Chief Troy Livingston told reporters, “That was the information we were working off of.”

In the call released by the Wichita Police Department the caller tells the dispatcher:

“They were arguing and I shot him in the head and he’s not breathing anymore.”


This lowlife Barriss made the whole story up! He gave the 911 dispatchers Finch’s address.

That’s right!

Barriss engaged in is called ‘swatting’ – sending a SWAT team to another person’s house, claiming there was an emergency, when in reality it was all fake! All because of an online game of ‘Call of Duty’.

 Here’s the transcript of the 911 call:

Dispatcher: This is 911, what’s going on… Hello?

Caller: Yeah.

D: This is 911. What’s going on?

C: Um, I recently got disconnected. I had told you guys everything that happened about the argument with my mom and dad.

D: OK. What’s your address? Hello?

C: Yeah, um, it’s 1033 West McCormick Street.

D: OK. Tell me exactly what happened.

C: We were arguing and I shot him in the head and he’s not breathing anymore.

D: OK. So what’s going on right now? Are you there?

C: Yeah.

D: OK. Do you have any weapons on you?

C: Yeah, I do.

D: What kind of weapons do you have?

C: Um, a handgun.

D: What kind of handgun is it?

C: I don’t know. It’s my dad’s.

D: What color is it?

C: It’s black.

D: Where exactly are you at in the house?

C: Um, by the closet.

D: OK. What closet?

C: My mom’s.

D: Where’s that at in the house?

C: In her room. Which is where she’s at, and my little brother.

D: You have a little brother?

C: Yeah. I was on the phone with you guys earlier, um, telling you guys about it. It got disconnected.

D: OK. Well, we’re gonna try to get you some help. Where exactly in the house? Is this a one-story or two-story house?

C: It’s one story.

D: Is it towards the front of the house? The back of the house?

C: Um, well, like, it’s towards the back, I guess. I’m just pointing the gun at them, making sure they stay in the closet, my mom and my little brother.

D: OK. Is there any way you can put the gun [inaudible]?

C: No. Are you guys sending someone over here? ‘Cause then I’m definitely not going to put it away.

D: OK. I’m just going to go ahead and stay on the phone with you, OK?

C: That’s fine. Until they get here, or?

D: As long as you need me to, OK?

C: Yeah, I’m thinking about, um…’Cause I already poured gasoline all over the house and I might just start a fire.

D: OK, well, we don’t need to do that, OK?

C: In a little bit, I might.

D: Why would you do that?

C: Do you have my address correct?

D: Can you verify it for me again?

C: Um, it’s 1033 West McCormick Street, um, my zip code is 67213.

D: OK. So, which way does your house face? Does your front door face north, south, east, west?

C: I don’t know. It’s just facing the street…My dad isn’t freezing, and it’s giving me anxiety and making me like paranoid. Hello?

D: I’m still here. I’m still here, OK?

C: Yeah, me too.

D: OK, are you white? Black? Asian? Hispanic? Are you there?

C: Yeah.

D: Are you white? Black? Asian? Hispanic?

C: [Inaudible] It was an accident, so…

D: OK, that’s fine. Are you there? Talk to me. Hello? Are you there? [Static heard in background] Hello?

As you can see…that’s when the call ended.

Of course, once the story about the ‘Call of Duty’ broke in the media, Barriss whose Twitter is @SWauTistic tweeted that the house he swatted was on the news. He then posted a tweet saying he didn’t get anyone killed because he wasn’t the person who shot Finch.


False calls to police can be a felony punishable by up to 13 months in prison for a first-time offender under Kansas law.

We’ll have to wait to see what this this schmuck gets.

In the meantime, maybe we should punish this guy by sending him off to playing the real ‘Call of Duty’.

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