Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf, who won $3 million two weeks ago in the Fortnite World Cup tournament had his home "swatted" over the weekend.
"Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf, 16, of Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, just two weeks ago rose to the top of the gaming world winning the $3 million grand prize in the Fortnite World Cup, the biggest "Fortnite" tournament to date. He was even a guest on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and the "Today" show.
But this past weekend, he and his family got some uninvited guests: Armed police came to their door.
Kyle was live-streaming a game of "Fortnite" on Twitch Saturday when he was interrupted by his father who said the police were here."
"The caller told police "he was Kyle and said that he shot his father multiple times with an AK-47 and had his mother tied up and bound in the garage," said Corporal Albert Werner of the Upper Pottsgrove Township Police Department.
Police called the home before entering, and Kyle's father answered and came out of the house. "Everything was fine," Werner said.
The caller came from "an overseas area, somewhere out of the country," he said."