For Julia Gualtieri
see my news
This is called the crushing : Trick the police into urgently intervening in someone else’s house. The Meaux gendarmerie company paid the price twice, at the end of 2021. But on April 11, 2022, the soldiers managed to get their hands on the perpetrator of these deceptions: a young gamer who used the police to take revenge on others. online videos. game players
The first call dates from November 22. Alleging an intrusion into his house in Saint-Soupplets, in Seine-et-Marne, the caller requests an emergency intervention.
two false alarms
A patrol is hired, but on the spot, the call turns out to be a hoax. The daughter of the occupants, however, explained to the gendarmes that she was playing online and had just had a verbal altercation with one of the players.
On December 16, the call this time put many gendarmes on alert. The author states that His father allegedly shot his mother. and locked himself in a room. Again, the girl was playing online, the scenario is identical.
the crushing has just appeared in the gaming communities of the United States. The term is used for the first time in 2008. It designates phone pranks, where it is a question of trapping the police to convince them to intervene urgently and send them to the address of another nobody.
The goal can be revenge, the desire to stop a player from playing the game, and the pleasure of seeing law enforcement arrive on the screen. All without getting caught. In this case, the 19-year-old geek had taken every precaution to stay anonymous.
Track down the perpetrator of the hoax.
The line was untraceable and it took a long time to trace it. After numerous consultations and crossings, which allowed us to determine, for example, a playstation numberthe gendarmes obtained an identification.
AN ant workled by the Meaux Investigation Brigade, which has investigators specialized in cybercrime.
Meaux’s company commander, Séverine Hammel, warns:
It is a satisfaction because it is very dangerous. Many times the events are serious, we intervene primarily to the detriment of other calls, of people who really need us. And there can be a misunderstanding on the spot… there are real people whose reactions are unpredictable. We are not in a video game!
The young gamer sentenced to Meaux
Brought back to reality, it was arrested at his home in Nancy (Meurthe-et-Moselle), to appear before the court of Meaux. As a young adult, he was tried the next day, April 12, 2022, in immediate appearance.
You will have to pay €25 compensation to the victim and you are prohibited from communicating with her. He must also do 150 hours of community service (TIG) and saw himself confiscate all your computer equipment: from the phone to the computer through the Playstation.
Did you find this article helpful? Please note that you can follow La Marne in the My News section. In one click, after registering, you will find all the news from your favorite cities and brands.