Erik Rush, Conservative Pundit, Gets Swatted

Had made a nasty crack about Muslims that may have rubbed somebody the wrong way


A nationally known conservative pundit and author was the victim of a deliberately faked 911 call that prompted police to swarm his Fort Collins neighborhood late Monday afternoon.

Someone claiming to be Erik Rush called Fort Collins police about 5 p.m. Monday to report two men armed with AK-47 rifles were firing rounds inside his West Swallow Road home. But because no one else reported hearing gunshots, and because the call came to 911 through a third-party relay service, police dispatchers were immediately suspicious.

Police contacted Rush via his home phone and quickly determined the call was fake: He had been "swatted."