Online gamer robbed during livestream; gamers jump to action

BY Justin Scuiletti  June 9, 2014 at 3:51 PM EST

A home invasion was captured via webcam during a livestream of an online gaming session. Video via azfamily.com

A home invasion in Tempe, Arizona received quick police attention that resulted in an arrest — all thanks to an online video game.

An online gamer was livestreaming herself playing the computer game “Dota 2” Monday morning when two armed men forced their way into her apartment. The commotion prompted the woman to move off-camera, while one of the intruders was soon after captured by the webcam carrying what appeared to be a weapon.

Gamers playing with her online, in addition to those watching the live stream, jumped into action and contacted authorities, while a friend of hers contacted police with her address. One suspect was captured at the scene, while the other remains at large.