Hoax sends cops to Macon commentator's home

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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