Celebrity swatting is a new kind of prank being played on celebrities. Swatting involves trying to trick law enforcement and armed response teams into showing up at an unsuspecting celebrity’s home. There a several celebrities who were victims of this prank.
Chris Brown was recently a target of celebrity swatting. In a report on CNN, police visited the recording artist’s home after receiving a call alerting them of a domestic violence incident. Later, it was found out that it was a hoax. Chris Brown was not home when the police arrived.
The Kardashians were targeted last Friday. The prank call stated that someone was shot in their home. A swat team of 15 showed up along with 3 helicopters. Kim Kardashian stated, “These prank calls are not funny! People can get arrested for this! I hope they find out who is behind this. It’s dangerous and not a joke!”
Tom Cruise received a visit from the police at his home after law enforcement received a call that an armed robbery was in progress. Cruise was not home when the police arrived.
Like this article? Click the subscribe button at the top of the page.
Follow me on twitter: twitter.com/thejaemonique