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Racine Man Indicted For Hacking Ring Doorbells, Calling Police For Fake Emergencies
A Racine man is facing federal charges for accessing Ring doorbell cameras and streaming armed police responses to fake emergency calls he and another man orchestrated at homes around the country.
Kya Christian Nelson, 21, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles Dec.16 for his role in a “swatting spree” between Nov. 7, 2020 and Nov. 13, 2020.
The indictment alleges Nelson and an Arizona man acquired login and password information for Yahoo email accounts for individuals around the U.S. The two then used those credentials to access Ring doorbell cameras at the victims’ homes and called police, telling them they were children at the residences whose parents were drin