Celebrity Swatting

Sen. Ted Lieu (credit: CBS)

Bill Would Increase Penalties For ‘Swatting’ Calls

People who make fake 911 calls would be subject to paying the costs of mobilizing emergency responders under a bill that is close to passing the state Legislature.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/19/2013

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Bill Passes That Requires ‘Swatting’ Perpetrators To Reimburse Police Response Costs

A bill that would require perpetrators of “swatting” — or false 911 emergencies typically reported at the homes of celebrities — to reimburse police for the cost of responding to the hoaxes has been approved by a state legislative committee.

06/11/2013

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Rihanna Latest Target Of Celeb ‘Swatting’ Prank

Rihanna has become the latest target of a celebrity “swatting” prank.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/04/2013

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Boy, 12, Charged With ‘Swatting’ Ashton Kutcher’s LA Home

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.

02/07/2013

Singer Chris Brown poses in the press room at the BET Awards '11 held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Singer Chris Brown Becomes Latest Target Of ‘Swatting’

Singer Chris Brown is the latest victim of a celebrity “swatting” call.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/22/2013

Kris and Bruce Jenner were the victims of a "swatting." (credit: CBS)

Bruce, Kris Jenner Latest Celebrities To Be ‘Swatted’

Reality stars Bruce and Kris Jenner of “Keeping Up with The Kardashians” have been added to the growing list of celebrities who have been “swatted.”

01/18/2013

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Tom Cruise Latest Target In Celebrity Swatting

Pranksters tricked police and sent officers to the home of actor Tom Cruise, the latest incident in a trend known as celebrity swatting.

01/17/2013

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