A 60-year-old man in Tennessee died after he was "swatted" by teenagers who wanted his valuable Twitter handle, NBC News reported.
Mark Herring's home in Sumner County was surrounded by armed police in April 2020 after teenagers reported a fake murder, his family told NBC News.
Herring was "scared to death" when law enforcement officers swarmed the property with their guns drawn, his daughter, Corinna Herring Fitch, told the media outlet. The shock caused him to have a massive, fatal heart attack, NBC News said.
The teenagers targeted Herring because they wanted his "@Tennessee" Twitter handle, which he had acquired in 2006 and was reluctant to sell, according to NBC News.
Teenagers 'swatted' 60-year-old Tennessee man for his Twitter handle, caused him to die of a heart attack
Mark Herring's home in Sumner County, Tennessee, was surrounded by armed police in April 2020 after teenagers reported a fake murder, NBC News reported.