Matthew Tollis, a 22 year-old from Wethersfield, Connecticut, is facing a year in jail for his role in a series of Swatting calls made last year.
Yesterday in Beijing, a group of men dressed as Spartans from 300 appeared in the Sanlitun shopping district for a publicity stunt. Then, the cops showed up and shut them down.
The world outside looks different when you see it through the windows of a police car. And, when you're in one, you can tell the world sure as hell looks differently at you.
What's dumber than a police officer saying "I get paid to beat up n*****s like you" out loud? Saying it into a microphone where someone else is recording it to put it on the internet.
So Microsoft's Kinect was a video gaming bust. Whatever. It's still got its uses. Like...helping police work on their "use of force options" against suspects. You know, whether to shout or shoot at a guy.
I. "Hey Anna, do you like pizza?" I was just sitting down to dinner one evening this past November when I looked through some new Twitter notifications on my phone. My night, I realized regretfully, was about to get very, very stupid.
A resident of Alexandria, Minnesota contacted the police earlier this month to report that someone entered his house and changed the settings on his PlayStation 4. Of course they did.
A game called Global Thermonuclear War that uses Google Maps to simulate devastating conflicts between nations? Oh boy. But nobody could ever believe plans for a video game were a roadmap to actual, factual nuclear warfare, right? Yeaaaah, about that.
Chinese actor and singer Jaycee Chan was arrested for marijuana consumption and possession in Beijing Monday. The son of Jackie Chan, he could face up to three years in prison or, at worst, even execution if convicted.
In the wake of the ridiculously awesome propaganda posters put up by police in Eastern China, another Chinese police force has come out with a set of awesome photos. This time around, instead of letting the locals know who's watching, a police department of south west China's Sichuan province is looking for recruits!
Adding police to a series about large-scale warfare can create some... odd scenes. At the E3 demo for EA's mega-budget cops and robbers game Battlefield Hardline, we saw action more commonly relegated to a warzone. Countless explosions and military-grade weaponry in the streets to stop a... truck robbery.
Chinese police love to put up propaganda posters showing the public who they are and what they do. One police department in East China may have gone a little too far with their publicity shots.
Usually, the worst you can expect a Call of Duty opponent to do is to be a little salty after losing a match—maybe they'll curse a little, maybe they'll rate you badly on Xbox Live or something. But calling a SWAT team on you? Dang, bro.
Drugs? Guns? Jewelry and fake brands? Meh! So typical. In Japan, police officers have confiscated way more unusual things than that.
This weekend, there was a big anime event in Singapore called Anime Festival Asia. Many cosplayers showed up. And so did the police.
A police station in Seoul, South Korea is filled with more than just cops. There are two feline friends on duty—namely, sleep and snack patrol. It's a heartwarming story how they got there.
Remember how the Ouya development team were going to be showing their stuff in a parking lot opposite E3? Yeah, looks like that's caused some problems.
Today's cops are, apparently, throwing their guns all over the place, says a police training expert. One guy threw it behind cover before diving after it. Another guy ditched his weapon in a struggle for a rifle. These are poor decisions, says the expert, and he thinks he knows what's behind them.
First-Person Shooter is a fantastic video put together by The Verge, part of this larger report, which looks at the way cameras are being used by police to record when they pursue, and sometimes fire upon, suspects.
I'd like to think of this as "skateboarded so awesomely that now he has the police on his tail," but hey. Semantics.