On Friday I linked to the blogger Patterico’s recounting of his horrific experience of being “SWATted.” Tonight Erick Erickson at Red State was the latest to fall victim to this kind of malicious attack.
Tonight, my family was sitting around the kitchen table eating dinner when sheriffs deputies pulled up in the driveway.
Someone called 911 from my address claiming there had been an accidental shooting.
It wasn’t nearly the trauma that Patterico suffered, but I guess the Erickson household is on somebody’s radar.
Luckily it was two sheriffs deputies who knew me and I had already, last week, advised the Sheriff’s Department to be on the look out for something like this.