Hoax sends cops to Macon commentator's home

Thursday, May 31, 2012 8:28 AM
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MACON, Ga. -- Conservative political pundit and former Macon City Councilman Erick Erickson was the victim Sunday of a hoax in which a prank caller phoned 911 and reported gunshots at Erickson’s home.

The Macon Telegraph reports that Erickson, a commentator for CNN and a columnist for The Telegraph, said Wednesday that he is the third political pundit to be the victim of “swatting,” in which a prank caller calls law enforcement claiming that shots have been fired at the victim’s home.

In the previous two cases, Erickson said, police SWAT teams showed up at the victims’ homes after midnight with weapons drawn.

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JohnBrownAug
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JohnBrownAug 05/31/12 - 09:07 am
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Many who comment on the news

Many who comment on the news can relate to rogue attacks, even commenters here I bet.

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Willow Bailey 05/31/12 - 09:13 am
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I just hope they catch the

I just hope they catch the caller and they have to pay all costs plus punitive damages, community service for the next 5 years.

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itsanotherday1 05/31/12 - 10:09 am
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Dittos Willow

As I read the story I was thinking exactly the same thing. Throw the darned book at anyone playing games with 911. It puts lives in danger.

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Tots 05/31/12 - 10:27 am
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I agree ,

They should throw the book at the 911 pranksters..But after clicking the link and reading what's going on i was more interested in the story around "Brett Kimberlin"....

I had to Google up to find out who he was and what i found is,he is one bad dude...This information from>> examiner.com May29th 2012.
In 1981, Kimberlin was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison for a long list of crimes, including the 1978 terrorist bombing that brutally maimed Vietnam veteran Carl DeLong. He served 17 years in prison before being released.Since then, he has become a liberal activist whose work has been funded in part, by George Soros' Tides Foundation, Barbra Streisand and Teresa Heinz Kerry.

On May 25, The Blaze published a lengthy expose on Kimberlin, detailing his past and his efforts to silence anyone who writes about him.
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