Tuesday, June 10
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — In a story June 9 about a home invasion, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by police, reported erroneously some circumstances of a break-in at the Tempe apartment of a woman playing an online game. The woman's webcam image showed at least one of the armed intruders but did not show the door being forced open. Also, the Phoenix-area man who called police wasn't watching the incident unfold online but was contacted by another person who was, police Lt. Michael Pooley said.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Police: Break-in reported during online game
Police: Home invasion reported based on video of woman playing online game
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A video feed of a woman playing an online game resulted in authorities learning of a home invasion taking place in the woman's apartment, police said.
An acquaintance of the victim called Tempe police Monday morning after being contacted by another person who was watching the video feed and saw portions of the home invasion by two armed men, Lt. Michael Pooley said.
One man was still in the apartment when officers arrived.
Pooley said Edgardo Martinez, 27, was being held on suspicion of armed robbery, kidnapping, first-degree burglary, theft of a firearm and credit card theft.
The other man remained at large.
According to Pooley, authorities elsewhere also got calls from other people who were watching the video feed. He said Tuesday he didn't have specifics on those calls.
The 28-year-old woman and another person in the apartment weren't injured, according to police.
Pooley said he didn't immediately know the name of the game that the woman was playing, but Phoenix TV station KTVK reported it was "Dota 2."