On Jan. 18 the Kardashian-Jenner family became the latest victims of celebrity “swatting”. Friday afternoon a prank caller told 911 operators that there had been a shooting at the Kardashian-Jenner residence. Kim Kardashian is none too pleased with the hoax reported Access Hollywood.
“Just got a call from my mom telling me about this prank call that someone was shot in their home & 15 swat team & 3 helicopters showed up!” the mom-to-be Tweeted on Friday night.
“These prank calls are NOT funny! People can get arrested for this!” she added. “I hope they find out who is behind this. It’s dangerous & not a joke!”
Kendall Jenner, Kim’s 17-year-old half-sister, also took to Twitter to share her frustration over the incident. “I love it when 8 police officers show up at my door and 10 cop cars are outside my house. Just another casual Friday evening at the Jenner household. #nbd #EveryonesOk” tweeted Kendall.
Kendall shared pictures of her dad, Bruce Jenner, with law enforcement officers on Instagram. The pictures included police cars and an circling helicopter. She wrote, “Kids are really stupid. you know you can get arrested for something like this? #pointless lol”
Swatting is a term that refers to falsely reporting an emergency in an attempt to needlessly rush multiple officers – namely SWAT teams – to a home. Tom Cruise, Justin Bieber, Ashton Kutcher, Miley Cyrus and Simon Cowell have all been victims of swatting.