FOX 35 VIDEO: Army Veteran From Melbourne Becomes Victim Of Brutal ‘Swatting’ Hoax
By Tiffany Teasley, WOFL Fox 35 // February 25, 2016
ABOVE VIDEO: Army veteran Mark Ciervo, 50, recounts the terrifying events from two days ago, when officers surrounded his home on Hopi Drive in Melbourne. (WOFL FOX 35 Video)
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA (WOFL FOX 35) – Army veteran Mark Ciervo, 50, recounts the terrifying events from two days ago, when officers surrounded his home on Hopi Drive in Melbourne.
“They told me to come out with my hands up, so I walk out the the street with my hands up, with the house phone in my hand,” Ciervo said.
Melbourne Police had his house surrounded and told him to come out side with his hands up — after they received a disturbing 911 call.
“I have an RPG, two fours, and I have all kinds of sub machine guns and machine guns,” the caller told the 911 operator. “Okay and what are you going to do with them?” the 911 operator asked.
“You’re going to send me $10,000 or more, and you’re going to leave otherwise I’m going to kill my whole neighborhood,” said the 911 caller.