Grand Theft Auto 5 actor, who plays Michael De Santa in the game, deals with another swatting incident while streaming on YouTube.
- GTA 5 actor Ned Luke was swatted again while streaming again.
- Swatting is dangerous, with many streamers and content creators experiencing traumatic encounters with law enforcement.
- Luke remained calm during the ordeal.
Grand Theft Auto 5 actor Ned Luke was swatted again while streaming. Luke is known for playing Michael De Santa, one of the three protagonists in GTA 5. He now regularly streams his GTA 5 gameplay on his YouTube channel.
Swatting is the act of tricking a SWAT team into raiding someone’s house. Many popular streamers and content creators have dealt with this problem, with some recounting how traumatic it was to have law enforcement point guns at them. This insensitive “prank” can also be dangerous, as people have been killed during swatting incidents.
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GTA 5 actor Ned Luke hasn’t been safe from swatting. Luke has now been swatted multiple times while streaming GTA 5. The latest incident happened during his YouTube stream on December 29, when he received a call informing him that the police were in his home. He walked away from his PC for about six minutes to deal with the situation, then came back to assure viewers that he was okay.
The clip of Luke’s stream made rounds on social media, where many fans called for the swatter/s to be charged, especially since this was the second time it happened to the actor. Luke seemed unfazed by the situation, saying in a tweet that the swatters “didn’t get to win.” He also stated that no one should have to deal with swatting. Many of Luke’s followers expressed their admiration for his patience and resilience in spite of the stressful ordeal. They also sent their well-wishes to the GTA 5 actor and his family.
Luke may have successfully hidden his stress from the swatting incident, but it definitely doesn’t minimize the problem. In the past, streamers like Adin Ross were able to document their swatting experiences on their respective platforms, where thousands of viewers witnessed how law enforcement would barge into their homes and sometimes handcuff those involved.
Swatting is very much an ongoing problem for many public figures and their associates. A Twitch streamer’s grandparents were even victims of swatting.
Grand Theft Auto 5
- September 17, 2013
- Rockstar North
- Online Multiplayer
- Rockstar Advanced Game Engine
- M For Mature 17+ due to Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Mature Humor, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs and Alcohol
- How Long To Beat
- 32 Hours
- X|S Enhanced
- File Size Xbox Series
- 84 GB (November 2023)
- PS Plus Availability