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Months after 25-year-old Tyler Barriss was arrested and charged with carrying out a fatal “swatting,” he temporarily regained Twitter access from his jail cell and called himself “an eGod.”
Barriss, who is currently being held in a Kansas jail for a “prank” 911 call that got 28-year-old Andrew Finch killed, got on Twitter after a glitch in an inmate kiosk system gave users the ability to go online, according to the Wichita Eagle. Barriss used the opportunity to threaten another “swatting.”
“All right, now who was talking shit?” Barriss wrote Friday. “Your ass is about to get swatted.”
Barriss went on to brag about “how much swag” he received in jail before being cut off after the kiosk’s bug was fixed.
“As soon as the path was identified it was closed and the affected kiosk was upgraded with the proper digital security features,” the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office explained, the Eagle reports.
How am I on the Internet if I'm in jail? Oh, because I'm an eGod, that's how— Infamy the Lord (@GoredTutor36) April 6, 2018
All right, now who was talking shit? >:)— Infamy the Lord (@GoredTutor36) April 6, 2018
Your ass is about to get swatted
Yarreddy know— Infamy the Lord (@GoredTutor36) April 6, 2018
Y'all should see how much swag I got in here— Infamy the Lord (@GoredTutor36) April 6, 2018
Suffice to say, the internet wasn’t happy that Barriss was back on Twitter, with many condemning him for gloating about the “swatting.” Some figured his bragging would even get him in further trouble with the law.
This will play well at sentencing when you're pretending to be remorseful and asking the judge for mercy. You sound like a really bright guy...— Nick J. (@NickJacobson55) April 10, 2018
What does being an eGod get you in jail? Fucking nothing you stupid piece of shit. Everyone hates you.— guy (@free2dine) April 6, 2018
A god that everybody hates? Good job— Jerrybubbles (@jerrybubbles2) April 6, 2018
Naw we'll just take your word for it. We don't want to come to jail and see for ourselves. You have fun in their, Tyler.— Nick J. (@NickJacobson55) April 10, 2018
Probably a script or gave someone the reigns for a while. lol What a skid! On skid row no less. lol Still good effort. Very amusing that your ghost tweets made the news.— D.E.R.P.S.E.C. (@DERPSEC) April 11, 2018
Barriss was charged earlier this year with involuntary manslaughter after making a “prank” call against a fellow Call of Duty: WWII player; he gave 911 the player’s address and said someone was planning to shoot hostages and commit arson. However, the player hadn’t give Barris the correct address, but Finch’s, resulting in his death. Barriss admitted to making the call but refuses to take responsibility for the death. Before the “swatting” incident, Barriss reportedly made nearly two dozen other false emergency calls.
Ana Valens is a reporter specializing in online queer communities, marginalized identities, and adult content creation. She is Daily Dot's Trans/Sex columnist. Her work has appeared at Vice, Vox, Truthout, Bitch Media, Kill Screen, Rolling Stone, and the Toast. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and spends her free time developing queer adult games.