The Associated Press is reporting that the 12-year-old boy accused of making a prank call to police, that resulted in a heavily armed contingent of police officers showing up at Ashton Kutcher's home, was charged Thursday with making that call and another about a bank.
Back in December the 12-year-old was taken into custody at his parents’ Southern California home, but was later released. At the time officials believed the boy was responsible for a series of ‘swatting’ incidents at high-profile homes, including Ashton Kutcher and Justin Beiber.
Prosecutors said the boy called 911 in October and reported armed men inside Kutcher's Los Angeles home. A week later, a call was received that there was an emergency at a bank, which also proved to be a hoax.
The district attorney’s office has charged the boy with two felony counts of computer intrusion and making fake bomb threats. He’s scheduled to be arraigned in juvenile court on Friday.
The term swatting comes from the pranksters desire to have heavily armed SWAT teams respond to high profile areas, or celebrity homes. There have been a number of incidents recently including Chris Brown, Tom Cruise, Justin Beiber, and Simon Cowell.
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