Clint Eastwood has become the latest celebrity to become a victim of “swatting.” Swatting is when a bogus call is placed to the 911 and the police respond to find nothing out of the ordinary. According to a report by TMZ on Feb. 22, law enforcement, in full force, have rushed to Clint Eastwood's Los Angeles home, expecting to find men with assault weapons and people injured. Each time, the police have found nothing wrong.
Although swatting may be considered a victimless crime, it is far from it. Not only does swatting use up valuable resources, which is expensive, but it also leaves many people in the area unprotected. The Los Angeles Police Department is getting tired of these pranks and prosecuting those found guilty to the full extent of the law.
“It is hard to believe someone had the nerve to swat Clint Eastwood,” Claude Mason, from Norman, said. “I guess the punks felt lucky. I wouldn't mess with Eastwood. I realize he is getting older, but he is still tough. And, it is also a respect thing. He is, after all, Clint Eastwood.
Several other celebrities have become victims of swatting. It he past several months Chris Brown, the Kardashians, Ashton Kutcher, Justin Bieber, Tom Cruise, Miley Cyrus and Simon Cowell have been “swatted.” The 12-year-old boy who was caught swatting has been arrested and is expected to face prosecution.