Boy, 12, Charged With ‘Swatting’ Ashton Kutcher’s LA Home
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A 12-year-old boy has been charged Thursday with making false bomb threats and other counts in connection with the “swatting” calls to Ashton Kutcher’s home and a bank in October.
The boy, whose name was withheld because of his age, allegedly made prank calls reporting armed men inside Ashton Kutcher’s Los Angeles home on Oct. 3.
The boy is also accused of making a bogus emergency call a week later, prompting police to respond to a Wells Fargo Bank on Wilshire on Oct. 10.
The prank, known as swatting, has become a recurring problem for Los Angeles-area law enforcement agencies. It is typically aimed at celebrities’ homes.
The boy is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Eastlake Juvenile Court on two felony counts each of making false bomb threats and computer intrusion.