A boy from Maryland has been arrested after stealing access to a stranger’s Xbox Live account and using it to issue Columbine-style death threats, which is awesome if you want to get arrested quickly and surely.
Union County Prosecutor, Theodore J. Romankow revealed that the boy obtained access to the account via some shady deal on a “third party website.” Apparently the transaction involved a copy of “the Madden NFL”, although no further details have been made known. This would have made a TON more sense if it involved “the Madden PGA.”
The teenager then took the account, belonging to a Berkeley Heights HS student, and proceeded to send death threats to everybody on his friends list, which included other high school members. He declared he would bring a gun to school and start shooting people. After parents were alerted to the threats, they contacted the police. The owner of the Gamertag denied sending the messages, and after cops traced the account history, they discovered the actual perpetrator in Maryland. After cops finally tracked him down, it became clear there was no real threat.
Except for him getting plugged in prison (and we know what I mean). He could nonetheless face serious charges since stealing accounts and using them to issue death threats is still, y’know, a crime.