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Grandmother rattled after swatting call

Grandmother rattled after swatting call

Officers stormed into the house of a Gastonia grandmother after somebody informed police she was holding kids at gunpoint.

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The police stated it was a hoax.

The lady, who wasn’t residence, informed Channel 9′s Ken Lemon the pretend call rattled her.

The identical factor occurred to a different family on Lakeview Street on Monday.

A neighbor captured video of Gastonia police first making an attempt to kick in Mary Smith’s entrance door and utilizing a battering ram.

“That’s awful,” stated Smith, who was at work in the course of the incident.

Smith informed Lemon that police informed her they acquired a call about kids held at gunpoint in her condo.

The one who known as the police stated they heard a gunshot.

“I never have no police come over here and I have been here nine years,” she stated.

The 71-year-old grandmother stated she was surprised to see the harm.

“I got sad, and I was hurt,” she stated.

Smith doesn’t perceive why somebody would make the false call to the police.

“I can’t believe somebody would do me like this,” she stated.

Police stated calls, similar to this, waste invaluable assets.

First responders who assist individuals in actual hazard are tied up on pretend calls.

It was reported that among the calls are performed on-line, making them troublesome to hint.

Smith’s entrance door has been changed.

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