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.
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.
Rihanna has become the latest target of a celebrity “swatting” prank.
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.
Singer Chris Brown is the latest victim of a celebrity “swatting” call.
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.”
Pranksters tricked police and sent officers to the home of actor Tom Cruise, the latest incident in a trend known as celebrity swatting.