Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom found in safe room with shotgun by NZ cops

Mansion German programmer and owner of massive alleged copyright infringer raided by helicopters.


Words by: Charlie Jones

Kim Dotcom, owner of the file-sharing site Megaupload, was arrested by a team of New Zealand police, some using helicopters. Dotcom (born Schultz) promptly retreated further into his “sprawling, castle-style mansion” and was recovered in his safe-room with a firearm. He mansion was only rented, as the German-born Dotcom failed the “good character” test that allows migrants to own property in New Zealand.

“Despite our staff clearly identifying themselves, Mr Dotcom retreated into the house and activated a number of electronic-locking mechanisms,” Detective Inspector Grant Wormald from the Organized and Financial Crime Agency New Zealand told Reuters.

To get a further idea of the interior of the mind of the man, the vanity plates on the cars recovered by police included “MAFIA”, “HACKER” and “GOD”. To gaze even deeper into what some commentators are calling the Raging embodiment internets Id, head to Gizmodo to look at photos from his life, one of which illustrates this channel.

Megaupload was raided by the FBI during a crackdown on online piracy, particularly centring around the Sopa and Pipa bills, which were the most discussed issues online last week.

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