Two YouTubers suffered a break-in at the hands of a armed fan. Gavin Free, former creative director of Rooster Teeth, and Twitch streamer and cosplayer Meg Turney, hid in their closet from an armed assailant who was later killed in a confrontation with police.
The assailant, Christopher Giles, who was described by police as “single, lonely, and disturbed” had “developed a fondness” for Turney, and a resentment for her partner, Free. He drove 11 hours from Albuquerque to Austin, before breaking into the couple’s house at around 3:40 am on January 26. The couple were woken up by the noise of a gunshot and a breaking window.