Bibb County authorities released this week the audio recording of the anonymous prank last month that sent central Georgia police to the home of conservative commentator Erick Erickson.
When the popular blogger and CNN commentator revealed that he had fallen victim to SWAT-ting–the practice of anonymous persons dispatching authorities guns ablaze to the another’s home after bogus shooting claims–he said the 911 hoax was regarding an accidental shooting.
But the new audio shows it to be far more grim: the caller, who posed as Erickson, said he shot his wife, who now lay dead at his feet, and promised to go shoot others.
Listen to the full exchange between the prankster and emergency services.
- James Richardson