Assemblyman is 'swatting' victim

N.J. Assemblyman Paul Moriarty is who is among the latest victims of the "swatting" craze.

A man called 911 and said he shot his father. He gave the dispatcher an address -- Moriarty's.

Polcie called Moriarty's home and said there was a report of a shooting there. The next thing Moriarty knew there were six police cars outside, his street was closed off and police wearing bulletproof vests were pointing rifles in his direction.

Moriarty doesn't know who swatted him but he has a good idea why he was targeted: He introduced legislation months ago to stiffen the penalties for swatting.
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