Alterna Comic Book Publisher Peter Simeti was the victim of swatting last night. The publisher tweeted about his encounter on his Twitter account:
I just had two guns pointed at me tonight because someone made a call to the police and gave them my address along with a falsified report.
I’m shook up, but everything is OK now.
I’m going to talk to the police tomorrow and see if I can find out more.
— Peter Simeti 💬 (@petersimeti) February 13, 2019
‘Swatting’ is a dangerous harassment tactic that entails sending police and emergency service response teams to a person’s address triggered by a false report usually pertaining to a bomb threat, murder or a hostage situation. Not only can this type of act lead to the potential death of the victim, it is a serious criminal offense that can cost the city up to $10,000 dollars.
Peter Simeti has long been a target of SJW’s and NPCs because of his refusal to be kowtowed and denounce the Comics-gate movement led by individuals like Ethan Van Sciver and Richard C. Meyer. Simeti, an Asian American, has been accused of being a ‘White Supremacist’ for his stances on Meritocracy and professionalism from creative professionals. One offense that drew much ire from the rabid and vile blue-haired mob was his edict that those under his employ not use “block-bots” (a blocklist service used to block various people based on who they choose to follow) on Twitter. Simeti’s harassment was so severe that at one point he admitted that he thought of ending his life.
Simeti filed a report with the police and they are currently investigating the false call. While he has said that he cannot comment directly on the ongoing investigation he has asked to be direct messaged if someone is found posting suspicious Tweets:
If you see someone tweeting out something disgusting/suspicious/incredulous/boastful/questionable in regards to the SWATting incident that occurred to me on the night of the 12th — please send me the screenshot if possible so I can inform local law enforcement, thank you.
— Peter Simeti 💬 (@petersimeti) February 14, 2019