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Colorado Conservative SWATted After Argument With Bill Schmalfeldt?

Posted on | April 16, 2013 | 3 Comments

First, the news from the Hollywood Reporter:

Conservative pundit and author Erik Rush has become the latest victim of “swatting,” a growing trend in which individuals place fake 911 calls drawing police response to a celebrity’s home. Rush, who resides in Fort Collins, Colo., appears to have been targeted following a series of controversial tweets regarding the Boston Marathon explosions.
According to, an individual claiming to be Rush called Fort Collins police Monday at about 5 p.m., reporting that two men wielding AK-47 rifles were firing rounds inside his home. But with no additional calls reporting the gunshots and because the call came to 911 through a third-party relay service, police dispatchers were suspicious. Rush was contacted by police via his home phone and confirmed that the call was fake.

Now, the interesting coincidence explained by Patterico:

Schmalfeldt credited himself as being “the first person” to respond to Rush. One of Schmalfeldt’s fellow travelers credited Schmalfeldt as the person who called out Rush, and told Schmalfeldt that she had gotten his screencaps in an email from People from the American Way. Another Twitter user told Schmalfeldt that his tweet had appeared on Turkish TV, to which Schmalfeldt replied: “Man. I’m famous!”

Read the rest at Patterico, and follow Eric Rush on Twitter. Anybody hated by Bill Schmalfeldt must be awesome!



3 Responses to “Colorado Conservative SWATted After Argument With Bill Schmalfeldt?”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 17th, 2013 @ 1:13 am

    Coincidence? There are no coincidences.

  2. WJJ Hoge
    April 17th, 2013 @ 6:44 am

    Once is an accident. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.

    Stack, Frey, Erikson, Walker, Rush, …

  3. DaveO
    April 17th, 2013 @ 10:16 am

    5 people SWATted who reported or were critical of Kimberlin. Is the FBI waiting for homicide-by-SWAT before stepping in? Or is this the usual case of protecting confidential sources regardless of their actions, like Whitey Bulger?