Submitted by Unztayble 980d ago | news

Oviedo family's home surrounded by police after Xbox hoax


An Oviedo family was awakened in the middle of the night by police with guns drawn and surrounding their home. Police said it turned out to be because of a hoax that played out over an Xbox.

Oviedo police said they've never had this type of crime happen before, but police said because the Xbox is connected to the Internet and because many games have chat rooms, that can open people up to hackers. (Culture, Industry, Tech, Xbox 360)

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kostchtchie_  +   980d ago
ha ha, flawless, expect more copy cats :P
SideShort  +   980d ago
Flawless? Yeah, because being woke in the middle of the night surrounded by police is totally rad, bro. Totally wicked awesome having some nerd no life pull this because he couldn't get some password or crystal sword. Totally wicked awesome.
BanBrother  +   980d ago
I don't find it funny. Joking to police that someone has been murdered and a family is being held hostage? That is f***ing sick and childish.
Police officers have much better and important things to do than to answer phony reports.

The little wanna be hackers should have their faces smashed in, I'd gladly do it to the little nerdy f***s. So, lets say someone was being held hostage for real, or someone was murdered, they just sent a whole freaking army to a house to find out it was all faked.

Hopefully they catch the little s***s and throw them in jail. I'd be happy to find out they were being violently sodomised in there to.
deno  +   980d ago
You seem to be one of the only mature people on this article and I agree with you. What if someone was shot by police because of this hoax? Everyone on here who thinks this is "cool" put yourself in this family's shoes.
josephayal  +   980d ago
omg im from oviedo Fl
profgerbik  +   980d ago
This is not the first time this has happened, this has happened before. Some Youtube video on it, literally the guy even recorded the conversation with the person who set him up before hand.

Some guy on xbox live practically threatened him saying he was a hacker and that he could report him to the police as a terrorist threat, later that day low and behold a swat team kicks down his door while he was still playing CoD..

I guess people will think a little more before they start shit talking over the internet next time.

It's really that easy. I can almost assume the exact same thing happened in a sense, they pissed off some hacker on Xbox live and he retaliated. Then again if these hackers get that bothered by kids on the net it's kind of scary to think what they do to their ex girlfriends or people who really piss them off.
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