Swatting makes it debut on CSI Miami

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Okay, so David Caruso is way cooler than us. Especially when he's wearing sunglasses. But we knew about swatting before he did. So there.
When we first reported in January about a new troubling phone prank known as “swatting,” the trend was so new it wasn’t even on Wikipedia yet. As we wrote back then, swatting was started by a group of “frenemies” who participated in a phone chat room. To prove their superiority, they would play practical jokes on each other. At first, the pranks were silly, such as calling in fake pizza orders for their enemies. When that got tiresome, a chat line participant figured out a way to get people’s water and electricity shut off. Soon, people were going whole weekends without air or heat. But four years ago, the pranks grew dangerous…

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