Proposed Minnesota bill would make swatting a felony

(St. Paul, MN) --  Swatting would be a felony offense in Minnesota if a new proposal being considered at the Minnesota State Capitol becomes law.  

Whether swatting is meant as a prank, or to get someone in trouble, it is a fake emergency call that brings police, and often armed tactical teams called SWAT teams to someone's home or work.

It's already a crime to make a false emergency report in Minnesota, but the new law, if approved, would elevate the crime to a felony with up to a year in jail for anyone convicted.