A Kardashians fake 911 call has reality television star Kim Kardashian upset over what may be the latest "swatting" hoax. The not-so-nice prank appears to have been perpetrated on the family and their L.A. home, although police are still sorting out details.
A report on Jan. 20 from the AP via Yahoo! TV indicates that Kim went on her Twitter account posting messages including "These prank calls are NOT funny!" and referring the hoax as "dangerous." The hoax, referred to as "swatting," involved someone calling in a false 911 emergency at a former residence of the Kardashians, located in Malibu. When officers and SWAT teams arrived at the home to investigate they found an empty house. They contacted the Kardashians and then went to their real home about 20 miles away, yet found no crimes were committed. No arrests were made either.
The Kardashian 911 call isn't the first of these "swatting" hoaxes against high-profile celebrities either. Back in December, police arrested a boy for making false calls to report violence at the homes of Justin Bieber and Ashton Kucher. Just last week, there was a false report of an armed robbery at Tom Cruise's house in Beverly Hills.
While the individuals who set up the latest hoax may still be free from "the law" right now, others who set up such a crime could face stiff consequences in the future. California law enforcement and sherriff's officials are now looking to lobby state lawmakers so that "swatting" will be a felony. After all it wastes emergency resources and causes a commotion towards celebrities already dealing with enough media and other paparazzi harassment.
Kim Kardashian and her family have appeared on a variety of reality television programs on E!, including "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," and "Kourtney and Kim Take New York." Roanoke viewers can watch these shows on E! via Cox Cable channel 60.