A 70-strong SWAT team rained down on a US teenager’s home after a gamer he had just beat on Call of Duty made a prank call to the police.
Emergency vehicles, police officers and even helicopters raced to the home of Rafael Castillio after receiving reports of a bloody rampage. The prank caller told police that he was Rafael, adding: “I just killed my mother and I might shoot more people.”
Rafael’s mother was in the kitchen at the time of the incident, with his brother arriving during the two hour stand-off.
He said: “I thought there was a fire at my house. I ran up and saw my mom running out, I didn’t know what was going on.
“Then one of the police officers said somebody called and said that the mother and brother of somebody in this house was killed. I said ‘How is that possible if she’s right there and I’m right here?’.”
Nassau County’s special operations unit spent 20 minutes shouting at Rafael for him to come out, but he did not hear the requests as he was wearing headphones.
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