Gamers foil robbery after seeing it happen live on video stream
Two armed robbers broke into a house in Arizona on Monday. Little did they know the world was watching.
Gamer Sajedene was playing Dota 2 with a live feed on video game streaming network Twitch when it happened. (That meant that anyone watching her channel could see her as she played.)
Those tuning in saw and heard the robbery as it unfolded, though the robbers soon disconnected the camera.
Some called the police. Others sent online messages to Sajedene's friend who then told the police the address, reported CBS affiliate KPHO.
Sky News reported a police spokesman as saying: "There were several callers from around the world, who were trying to find out who this victim was and they were watching this whole thing occur, while she was being assaulted and the home invasion was occurring."
Caught in the act
The two armed men had kicked in the door to the apartment at around 5am, reported USA Today.
They robbed Sajedene and her boyfriend, fellow gamer SUNSfan, and were planning to get them to withdraw money from the bank.
When the police arrived, 27-year-old Edgardo Martinez (below) was still at the scene.
He tried to run but was arrested.
A big, fat thank you
Sajedene and SUNSfan posted messages about the incident on Facebook, thanking those who had called and reassuring their viewers that they were safe.
Click here to read Sajedene's very long post about the incident.
Click here to read SUNSfan's equally long post about the incident.
Sources: Sky News, KPHO, USA Today