Erick Erickson has received a SWATting similar to Patterico, although less threatening because Erickson already had alerted his local police department to the possibility when he started writing about Brett Kimberlin:
Last week we spent a lot of time writing about Brett Kimberlin and the incident involving blogger Patterico where someone spoofed his phone number and told 911 he had shot his wife.
Tonight, my family was sitting around the kitchen table eating dinner when sheriffs deputies pulled up in the driveway.
Someone called 911 from my address claiming there had been an accidental shooting.
It wasn’t nearly the trauma that Patterico suffered, but I guess the Erickson household is on somebody’s radar.
Luckily it was two sheriffs deputies who knew me and I had already, last week, advised the Sheriff’s Department to be on the look out for something like this.
Patterico has more, including this tidbit:
It was reported by Joe Gelarden that, when Kimberlin was incarcerated, he tried to have someone set off bombs with similar components to those set off in Speedway, to show that there was another perpetrator and that he therefore could not be guilty.
Stacy McCain has more on the sources of funding for Kimberlin’s non-profit.
Reader Brian e-mails:
In light of the naked agression and hatred that has been directed at you and other conservatives this week, i just wanted to offer my thanks for standing tall and not backing down. You have become an exemplary example of what it is to perform an act of courage. Thank you and my God continue to fill you with courage, strength, and fortitude in these days ahead. I will pray for you and your family and blogosphere brothers in arms. You have stepped out of the shadow of Brietbart and now cast forth your own sunlight and it shows in the quality of your words that you put forth daily. Thank you for picking up the standard. Most sincere thanks.
No aggression has been directed at me this week, but I will be contacting the local Police Chief to let him know of SWATting.