Swatting is a tactic of calling the police to a live streamer’s home, as armed police show up on their doorstep in an attempt to intimidate them.
Sorrenti was arrested on the morning of Aug. 5, woken up by police yelling at her from her doorway.
Then, she was pulled out into the hallway by multiple officers and arrested, still puzzled as to why she was being handcuffed.
“Ms. Sorrenti was arrested as the investigation progressed, and later released without charges pending analysis of electronic devices seized.
Sorrenti showed Global News a search warrant that indicated police were searching for a handgun, ammunition and her computers.
Eventually, all her streaming gear and personal communication devices as well as her partner’s were seized and remain in the custody of the police.
But for Sorrenti, this doxxing is particularly scary given that she’s a trans woman who receives death and hate threats regularly. »