Man arrested for sending death threats to Blizzard

California man was arrested for sending online death threats to Blizzard Entertainment.

In recent news, a man was arrested for sending death threats to Blizzard Entertainment, creators of Overwatch. The accused was identified as 28-year-old Stephen Cebula from California. He was arrested on July 12 and is currently in custody awaiting charges.

According to the Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of California, Cebula had made threats from July 2 - July 3. 

Cebula transmitted messages over the internet to Blizzard Entertainment, in which he stated that he “may or may not pay [Blizzard] a visit with an AK47 

The FBI lead investigation found that his threats also mentioned the usage of other dangerous weapons. Given the severity of the threats and the potential danger they pose on both staff and civilians, he was promptly arrested a week later.

It is currently unknown as to what triggered Cebula to threaten the company originally. 

If found guilty, he can face a maximum sentence of 5 years and a fine of 250,000. 

Published Jul. 22nd 2016
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  • JoshuaRH97
    This is just retarded. People are drunk with anger these days, it is what is driving this stupid election.

    Anyway, just a suggestion, you forgot to specify the units that the man is being fined in. $ Dollars?
  • Chief-Moha
    people need to realize that this is not okay. Seems like these days everyone's first response to something that upsets them is a death threat.

    I think it should be cracked down on more than it is.
  • Jeffrey Rousseau
    oh I agree.

    In this day & age it should not be taking lighty. Throw the book at them.

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