We all know there are trolls out there, but sometimes they can take things too far. Point in case, Stephen Cebula, who could spend up to five years in prison for threatening Blizzard’s employees.
According the press release from the United States Department of Justice, 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 amongst some other ‘fun’ tools,” and “might be inclined to ‘cause a disturbance’ at [Blizzard’s] headquarters in California with an AK47 and a few other ‘opportunistic tools.’”
The court documents say that Cebula’s threats on July 2 and 3. He confessed that he sent threats to the company and other players while playing Heroes of the Storm. Besides threatening to harm Blizzard employees, he also said he made sexual threats to women playing the game.
Cebula was arrested on July 12. The maximum sentence for Cebuala, if he’s convicted, would be five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.