Man Arrested For Sending Death Threats To Blizzard

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A Sacramento man has been arrested and charged with sending multiple death threats to Blizzard Entertainment, the developers of World of Warcraft and Overwatch.

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Stephen Cebula, 28, is accused of sending messages “over the internet” on July 2 & 3 saying he “may or may not pay [Blizzard] a visit with an AK47 amongst some other ‘fun’ tools,” and “might be inclined to ‘cause a disturbance’ at [Blizzard’s] headquarters in California with an AK47 and a few other ‘opportunistic tools.’”

He was arrested on July 12 following an FBI investigation, and if found guilty faces a maximum penalty of five years jail and a $250,000 fine.

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Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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What is the 250,000 dollar fine for? 4 years of jail and a lifetime of crippling debt!

Way to rehabilitate people America, way to go.