Justin Timberlake Falls Victim To ‘Swatting’ Prank
HOLLYWOOD HILLS (CBSLA.com) — Justin Timberlake is the latest victim in a string of “swatting” calls that have targeted celebrity homes this past week.
Police were called to the singer’s Hollywood Hills residence in the 3100 block of Torreyson Place around 3:15 p.m. Friday after someone claimed four men entered the house and two shots were fired.
Authorities later confirmed the incident to be a false report.
“Officers found no suspects and no indication that any shots were fired,” said Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department.
It’s unknown if Timberlake or his wife, Jessica Biel, were home at the time of the call.
Rihanna’s home was “swatted” Thursday and Diddy was the target of a bogus call Wednesday.
Miley Cyrus, Simon Cowell, Justin Bieber, Kris and Bruce Jenner, and Ashton Kutcher have all been victims of “swatting” in recent months, where callers report fake crimes to get a large police and SWAT response.