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webecedarian 9 Aug 2021 09:58 AM

Swatted to death over his handle
A grandfather died in ‘swatting’ over his Twitter handle

Herring had been a victim of “swatting”, the act of reporting a fake crime in order to provoke a heavily armed response from the police...

Herring was targeted because he refused to sell his Twitter handle, @Tennessee, according to his family and prosecutors....

On April 27, 2020, Sonderman posted the names and addresses of Herring and his family members on Discord, a texting and talking app. That night, a minor in the United Kingdom made a call falsely reporting a murder at Herring’s address.

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