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Popular WoW streamer Swifty detained by police during live stream

Adam Holisky, @adamholisky
December 4, 2013
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The WoW streamer and all-around well known player Swifty had the police called on him during his live stream last night. The officers arrived at his residence and proceeded to question him, searched his home, and then detained him to go down to the police station. This was, apparently, the second time the police were called inappropriately. The video above is from a VoD of the live stream, you can see the entire incident play out when Swifty left. In another VoD, you can see the police arrive for the first time.

The call to the police was over a false accusation that Swifty was threatening someone with a knife. Swifty and his streaming companions have said that they are quite upset over this, and that they're not taking it lightly. Filing a false police report like this can land the accuser in quite a bit of trouble, police have much better things to do than joke around with false threats of violence.

Given phone tracing and IP logging, we'd be surprised if this person isn't caught. We'll bring you updates on this as we learn of them.

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