Transcript for Call of Duty Player Becomes Victim of Swatting Prank
Going to turn to the latest and terrifying case of s.w.a.t.'ing, where a fake 911 call brings S.W.A.T. Team on innocent people. Ryan Owens has the story. I shot my dad with a licensed ar-15. You shot your dad? He's not breathing. I think he's dead. Reporter: The caller who identifies himself as Curtis Hinke, is frighteningly unemotional about shooting his dad. So, the dispatcher sends the S.W.A.T. Team to his home in Seattle. He's playing the online game, call of duty, when the real guys with real guns comes up. And the sheriff comes understand and says, who is Curtis? When he said that, I was like, uh-oh. Reporter: His parents are perfectly alive and well. We were clueless. We had no idea. Reporter: Police say that 911 call is a fake. It's called s.w.a.t.ing, as in S.W.A.T. Teams. Celebritieses were the first targetses. Miley Cyrus' Hollywood home was surrounded in 2012, after this call. I just shot my wife. Reporter: Now, young gamers have become victims because they share information with fellow players online. S.w.a.t.ers call police with the internet phone service, Skype. This mom's family was victimized on Philadelphia on Monday. Somebody had called and said that they had killed our entire family. If somebody sees a S.W.A.T. Team, a bunch of guys with automatic weapons about to make entry into a house and grabs a gun, they're going to get shot. Reporter: Curtis thinks he may have been targeted by another call of duty player. A prank over a war game that could have easily ended with real bloodshed. For "Good morning America," Ryan Owens, ABC news, Los Angeles.
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