"misguided pranks" ?
That's pretty generous, don't you think ?
An Ohio man faces an extended spell behind bars after pleading guilty to making emergency calls using spoofed caller ID numbers as part of a prank designed to make sure his victims were raided by SWAT teams. Stuart Rosoff (AKA Michael Knight) of Cleveland, Ohio was part of a gang of "swatters" that used social engineering …
What was the motivation? Elliot Carver taught millions of us unwashed readers that the most important part of a news story is "why". Thanks to Jonathan Pryce's on-screen rendition I'm here to say you need to add a bit to this story. Either what's missing, or an excuse. Or you could add a bunch of speculation. ("Did their adolescent brains get altered by a lack of sleep and a surfeit of Red Bull?" etc..)
Don't be silly. the only why needed: because they can.
In my youth, we tried several crazy stunts . . . designed to do nothing but 'can we do it'
- Blue Argon laser: will it blow up a gas can? you betcha
- Fake rope across a residential street, how many cars can we stop? LOL way too many.
- Can you make a mushroom cloud from bangsite? oh yeah!
ahh the endless fun . . . . but of course messing with the cops was LAST on our list . . .for obvious reasons.
Sorry detective Chuck Major. LOL
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