Tri-City News reports that a seventeen-year-old “has now admitted to a total of 23 offences of extortion, public mischief and criminal harassment.”
“He had a consistent pattern of trying to connect with the online gamers — many of them fans of the game League of Legends. But when they denied his requests, he shut down their internet access, posted their personal information online, repeatedly called them late at night and contacted the police in their hometown, posing as someone else.
“Often, he would tell the police he was holding a family hostage, had napalm bombs or had killed someone in the house.”
Ars Technica has dug up online footage of the unnamed youth performing one of his SWATs.