Call Of Duty Swatter Brags “I’m An eGod” From Jail Following One Man’s Death

Call of Duty Swatter

Many of you may remember the swatting incident from the end of last year that resulted in one man’s death. Following the tragedy, 25-year-old Tyler Barriss was charged with involuntary manslaughter as he was the one who performed the fatal prank. That being said, it would appear that the Call of Duty swatter got his hands on an internet-enabled device that allowed him to tweet from jail.

It looks like Barriss had access to the internet for a total of 28 minutes. During this time, he published 4 different tweets, in which he threatened to swat again and claimed to be an “eGod.” You can check these out for yourself below:

According to the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office (via The Wichita Eagle), a software upgrade that was improperly installed on an inmate kiosk resulted in the internet being accessible to those who shouldn’t have been able to use it. The kiosks are meant for inmates “to check their account balances to buy items from the jail’s commissary and send and receive electronic messages.” This does not include surfing the web or getting onto any social media websites.

The Call of Duty swatter stands accused of calling in a false report that claimed a killing and hostage situation had been going on at a Wichita home. This led officers to the residence of 28-year-old Andrew Finch, who had no prior involvement in the incident. When Finch exited his house to see what was going on, the police opened fire, resulting in the man’s tragic death. Barriss was arrested on December 29th and has been locked in Sedgwick County Jail since January 11th. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for something a bit more light-hearted, check out the following:

What say you, gamers? Do you find Barriss’ tweets to be ridiculous? What sort of sentencing do you believe the swatter will receive? Will he swat again? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!

Eric Garrett1979 Posts

Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.


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