Bloggers work to debunk Brett Kimberlin’s new claim that he was a SWAT-ting victim!/ali/status/212035017872912384

Brett Kimberlin’s group Velvet Revolution has offered a $10,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the attempted SWAT-tings of Mike Stack, Patrick Frey (Patterico), RedState’s Erick Erickson, and … Brett Kimberlin? Well that’s a new one.

As Patterico points out, Kimberlin was interviewed by ABC News after his alleged SWAT-ting and didn’t bring it up.

Some had their doubts about Kimberlin’s new claim.

The SWAT teams in Maryland rush into a Convicted Domestic Terrorist and bomber's home? Doubt. It. Greatly. #BrettKimberlin

— Ali A. Akbar (@ali) June 11, 2012

So #BrettKimberlin wants us to believe he was SWAT'ed for… what, writing about himself?

— Ali A. Akbar (@ali) June 11, 2012

Next thing you know, #Victim #BrettKimberlin will claim he was bombed and lost his leg in a speedway bombing… Oh wait.

— Ali A. Akbar (@ali) June 11, 2012

Which intrepid bloggers will be talking to Bethesda Maryland police bright & early tomorrow to get the report on the 5/31 Kimberlin SWATing?

— Lee Stranahan (@stranahan) June 11, 2012

#BrettKimberlin now claims to have been SWATTed. I'd like to see the FBI THOROUGHLY investigate EVERY DETAIL of that claim.

— John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) June 11, 2012

Sure, the FBI should investigate. But for now, maybe bloggers can get started on the heavy lifting.

Developing: So far online Mont County reports contradict #BrettKimberlin's SWAT claim. h/t @jimmiebjr

— Ali A. Akbar (@ali) June 11, 2012

From last night: Kimberlin claimed he was SWAT-ted (SAFE LINK) NOW: Local police deny that claim

— Joe Brooks (@joebrooks) June 11, 2012

This morning, Lee Stranahan got a statement from the Montgomery county, Maryland public information office. It begins:

I searched our 911 call database for the above listed address. There was no call listed for 5/31, nor anything similar to what you described. I then searched each of our 6 districts for the entire day of 5/31 for a murder in progress, murder just occurred or murder occurred earlier call with negative results.

Visit Stranahan’s blog to read the full statement.

Oh #BrettKimberlin… you did it again!

— Joe Brooks (@joebrooks) June 11, 2012

Earlier today, Kimberlin’s attorney seemed to imply that his client had been SWAT-ted.

MT @Stranahan: Statement from #BrettKimberlin’s attorney regarding swating claim | New on my blog

— el Sooper (@SooperMexican) June 11, 2012

But with no public record to back him up, Kimberlin’s SWAT-ting claim looks dubious at best.

Brett Kimberlin swatting claim kinda looks like a COMPLETE HOAX. WOW.

— Tom Allen (@Guitartom47) June 11, 2012

With 85 House Republicans urging Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate SWAT-tings, serial harasser Brett Kimberlin may find he doesn’t enjoy the disinfecting powers of sunlight.

NEW from ST: #BrettKimberlin: 85 GOP members of the US House sign letter urging DOJ to investigate SWAT-tings #fb

— Stacey-SisterToldjah (@sistertoldjah) June 11, 2012

Twitchy will bring you more on this story as it develops.

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