The teen responsible for the “Damn, Daniel!” meme we’re all supposed to know about and tolerate has reportedly been SWATed. Riverside, California, police got a call at 1 a.m. Tuesday saying that someone at the residence of Josh Holz, who filmed the apparently ubiquitous viral video, had shot their mother with an AK-47, KABC reports, prompting a SWAT team to descend on the house. “Ever since their video has gone out there, they’ve received a number of what they call strange phone calls and emails,” Riverside police lieutenant Kevin Townsend told KABC. “A lot of strange things happening so tonight was just another incident for their family.”
This follows a quickly disproved rumor that Daniel Lara, the titular teen, was beaten up and robbed of his signature white Vans. The meme wars are getting brutal.