A Kansas man was killed in a swatting incident in December, 2017. A central Iowa woman was a swatting victim in May, 2018. In April, 2018: A swatting incident occurred in Arlington, TX; there were 3 swatting incidents in the Chicago area; and at least 6 in the New York City area. Many more swatting incidents could probably be found if more than 30 seconds was spent looking.
What is swatting? And when and how did it get started? Is the problem getting worse? Who are the targets for swatting? What should you do if someone wearing a police uniform is banging on your door, but you see no polic