Legislation 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.
TMZ reported Friday that the latest victim of celebrity “swatting” is California State Senator Ted Lieu.
The Los Angeles Police Department said Thursday that they will no longer offer immediate information to the media on bogus 911 calls that target celebrity homes.
Ryan Seacrest is the latest celebrity to fall victim to a “swatting” prank.
Pranksters could soon pay the price—literally—for “swatting” celebrity homes.
Comedian and actor Russell Brand is the latest celebrity to become a victim of “swatting”.
Singer and actress Selena Gomez’s Tarzana home was “swatted” Friday afternoon, hours after Justin Timberlake’s residence was the target of a phony emergency call.
Justin Timberlake is the latest victim in a string of “swatting” calls that have targeted celebrity homes this past week.
Rihanna has become the latest target of a celebrity “swatting” prank.
Rapper and record producer Diddy has become the latest victim of a string of “swatting” calls at celebrity homes.
A 12-year-old boy accused of making prank calls that resulted in police being sent to actor Ashton Kutcher’s home last October may be placed in foster care or a county camp.
A 12-year-old boy charged will be arraigned Friday, charged with making a prank emergency call that sent police to Ashton Kutcher’s 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.
Celebrities have long contended with the occasional downsides of stardom — tabloid scandals, stalkers, box office bombs, the paparazzi.
The proposed measure comes in the wake of several false reports of invaders at the homes of actor Tom Cruise, singers Chris Brown and Justin Bieber, among others.
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