“Swatting” seems to be the new “in crime.” Celebrities all over Los Angeles are having fake 911 made on their behalf. When the police arrive, nothing is wrong. The latest victim was none other than Clint Eastwood. If Clint Eastwood can be swatted, anyone can be swatted. In interviews conducted on Feb. 22, fan share who they like would like to be swatted.
“I'd love to see Joan Rivers swatted,” Addie Montgomery, from Norman, said. “Especially if she was at home. That might be a little mean though. Her fake face might break.”
“Ozzie Osbourne would be a good swatting victim,” Ed Pletcher, from Moore, said. “I can just hear him, shuffling around and shouting 'Sharon! Sharon!' That would be so funny.”
“Justin Timberlake would probably pee on himself,” Sandra Aames, from Oklahoma City, said. “I would be rolling on the floor laughing if I saw that.”
I'd like to see Steven Seagal swatted,” Shelly Lincoln, from Norman, said. “He could put all his martial arts training to the test and catch to the invisible bad guys.”
Despite being a crime, swatting appears to be the “in thing” to do to celebrities. This prank is not harmless. Not only does it waste money, but it also pulls police officers away from actual crimes and keeps them from protecting those who really need their help.
Swatting is not being taken lightly. The Los Angeles Police intend to find those who are swatting and prosecute them to the full extent of the law. The 12-year-old boy was was caught swatting has been charged with a crime and could face criminal prosecution.