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Young Man Sentenced 20 Years in Jail after Making False Report in Dispute of Call of Duty

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Tyler Barris is going to regret his unforgivable act after making false emergency report to authorities on Friday, including one which caused a fatal Kansas man being shot by Police as part of his dispute tied to Call of Duty:WWII

Barriss, 26, verdicted for 20 Years prisoned in November in Kansas on federal charges after making a false call resulted in death, cyberstalking, and conspiracy, among other false reports. He confessed to have called the police in Wichita, Kansas, on December 2017, saying that he has killed one civilian and to have taken two hostage.

In response to the address given by Barris, authorities confronted Andrew Finch, 28 and shot him dead, saying they thought Finch was trying to take a weapon. Finch, in fact was defenceless and did not know the men.

The severe incident resembles the term “swatting”– making a false call to police as an effort to direct an armed emergency police to another person;s address. This can be in a form of bomb threat, murder, and hostage situation report.

The motives of Barris’s swatting call case was placed over just a dispute in a call of Duty: WWII online match with a $1.50 wager. Police say that a man from Ohio, Casey Viner, persuaded Barris to “swat” Shane Gaskil of Wichita, Kansas, after the game argument. Viner gave Gaskil’s address to Barris as he was upset after being provoked by Gaskill telling him to “try something”.

For their reckless wrongdoings, both Viner and Gaskill have been charged.

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Written by Rizki Fajrita

A freelance writer who's too lazy to write but a little bit too excited asking about getting paid.

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