Police: 20 Fake Emergency Calls Made To South Bay Agencies Over 6 MonthsTwo men face charges of making as many as 20 fake 911 calls to several South Bay-area law enforcement agencies, reporting crimes that drew SWAT responses.
'Butt-Dial,' 'Hangry' And 'Manspreading' Added To Oxford DictionariesHangry, awesomesauce and butthurt - these are among the latest batch of everyday phrases that have made their way from slang to actual entries in the Oxford Dictionaries.
Woman Faces Jail Time In 'Swatting' Of Mother-In-LawA Santa Clarita woman faced possible jail time Tuesday for calling in a false police report following an apparent dispute with her mother-in-law, authorities said.
Officials Accuse 16-Year-Old Canadian Boy Of Series Of Swatting Pranks In LA, ElsewhereA variety of celebrities were the victims of swatting pranks in the past few years including Justin Bieber, the Kardashians, Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Tom Cruise and Ashton Kutcher, to just name a few.
LA City Council Approves Law For Rewards Reporting 'Swatters'An ordinance allowing the city to offer rewards in “swatting" pranks was approved Wednesday by the Los Angeles City Council.
City Council Votes To Crack Down On 'Swatting' SuspectsThe Los Angeles City Council Wednesday will meet to vote on a proposal that would crack down on individuals who make false 911 calls to high-profile residences.
City Council Panel OKs Reward Offers, Stiffer Penalties In 'Swatting' IncidentsIndividuals who make false 911 calls to high-profile residences in Los Angeles may soon have to shell out big bucks if they're caught.
Bill Would Increase Penalties For ‘Swatting’ CallsPeople 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.
Bill Passes That Requires 'Swatting' Perpetrators To Reimburse Police Response CostsA 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.
State Assembly Approves Bill Fining Celebrity Swatters $2K Per CallThe state Assembly has unanimously approved a bill that would impose a fine of up to $2,000 and a year in jail for people who make false 911 calls targeting the homes of celebrities.
Bill Would Crack Down On Celebrity 'Swatting' PrankstersThe state Assembly has unanimously approved a bill that would impose a fine of up to $2,000 and a year in jail for people who make false 911 calls targeting the homes of celebrities.
Calif. Lawmakers Move To Punish Hoax 911 'Swatting' CallersLegislation approved by the state Senate on Thursday would force pranksters who make hoax 911 calls, like the ones used to target celebrities, pay for the cost of police responding to the fake emergencies.