911 Hacking Causes False SWAT Dispatch

From the OC Register

“SWAT officers expected to find a victim shot to death, drugs and a belligerent armed suspect when they surrounded the home of an unsuspecting couple, but found they were only a part of a false emergency call caused by a teenager who hacked into the county’s emergency response system, authorities said.”

Fortunately nobody was killed, but the couple was handcuffed before SWAT members realized this was a prank call.  The ‘father’ I assume is lucky to be alive.  He heard noises outside the house and grabbed a knife from the kitchen before SWAT came in.

Randall Ellis is expected in court Monday to face charges of “computer access and fraud, false imprisonment by violence, falsely reporting a crime and assault with an assault weapon by proxy.”  Hopefully they throw the book at this kid and put him away for a long time.