Rep. Greene charged with ‘swatting’ for second time in two nights
The Georgian home of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., was crushed for the second time this week Thursday morning after police responded to a bogus 911 call to Greene’s residence in Rome, Ga. according to local law enforcement.
The first crush call was on Wednesday morning.
“Swatting” involves someone pranking the emergency services, with the goal of luring a large number of armed police to a particular address. Cloudfare.com has changed its definition of swatting as “the harassment technique most commonly perpetrated by members of the online gaming community.”
For Thursday’s hit, several Rome Police Department officers showed up at Greene’s home shortly before 3 a.m. They were responding to a call that allegedly involved “a man possibly shooting his family members and then himself”, according to the DPR.
The suspect, who called via an internet chat that appeared to be a suicide hotline, reportedly told police responders that a man ‘came out to be transgender and claimed to have shot the family’ at Greene’s address.
It was a false report.
“If anyone tries to stop me from shooting me, I’ll shoot them,” said the caller, who allegedly submitted the name “Wayne Greene” and warned he would “be waiting for us,” according to the report. from police.
The police report says Rome officers went to the front door and explained the situation to the freshman congresswoman. A press release also confirmed “this was a second false report”.
The report also explains that Rome police were unable to identify the true source of the suicide chat line “due to the person(s) using a VPN”.
Hours later, Greene acknowledged the second incident via Twitter.
The first tweet read“Crushed again last night.”
The second post was a retweet to an Epoch Times storyin which Greene reportedly said, “Not only did they put my life and the lives of my family in danger, but they also put the lives of the police officers in danger.”
Epoch’s tweet then added, “Officials investigating after false shooting report sparks armed response at @RepMTG home.”
The United States Capitol Police have launched an investigation into Greene’s run-over attempts.
On Wednesday, after the first crash, Greene told Newsmax she experienced a “very severe and frightening awakening” at 1 a.m. in Rome.
Upon first noticing lights outside her home in the middle of the night, Greene told “American Agenda” that she “jumped out of bed, got dressed and I just went and got my gun. because I was really afraid of who might be at the door.
“Of course, in the middle of the night, [I] I wasn’t expecting anyone, but I just had a feeling of leaving the gun where it is and not taking it with me, and that’s not normal for me,” Greene said.
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