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Justin Timberlake Falls Victim To ‘Swatting’ Prank

Justin Timberlake is the latest victim in a string of “swatting” calls that have targeted celebrity homes this past week.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/05/2013

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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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Diddy Latest Victim Of Celebrity ‘Swatting’ Prank

Rapper and record producer Diddy has become the latest victim of a string of “swatting” calls at celebrity homes.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/03/2013

On Oct. 3, 2012, police responded to a call from someone at Kutcher’s Hollywood Hills home who said people were in the house with guns and explosives, and that several people were shot. The incident was later determined to be a "swatting" prank. (credit: CBS)

Court May Place Boy, 12, Accused Of ‘Swatting’ Calls In Foster Home

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.

03/11/2013

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Boy To Be Arraigned In Swatting Case Involving Ashton Kutcher’s Home

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/08/2013

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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

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Sen. Ted Lieu Proposing Hefty Fines For Pranksters Caught ‘Swatting’

Celebrities have long contended with the occasional downsides of stardom — tabloid scandals, stalkers, box office bombs, the paparazzi.

01/26/2013

On Oct. 3, 2012, police responded to a call from someone at Kutcher’s Hollywood Hills home who said people were in the house with guns and explosives, and that several people were shot. The incident was later determined to be a "swatting" prank. (credit: CBS)

Torrance Senator Backs Bill Aimed At Making ‘Swatting’ Pranks A Felony

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.

01/23/2013

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Officials Search For 911 Caller Who Targeted Kardashian Home

Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials are looking for the person who called 911 and falsely reported an emergency at a former Malibu residence of the Kardashians.

01/20/2013

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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12-Year-Old Boy Arrested In Celebrity ‘Swatting’ Incidents

A young boy was arrested for allegedly making bogus reports of violence at the homes of celebrities Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/18/2012

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Simon Cowell’s Beverly Hills Home Becomes Latest Target Of ‘Swatting’

Simon Cowell has become the latest victim of what officials call “swatting” after a prankster reported a false crime at his home over the weekend.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/26/2012

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Justin Bieber’s Calabasas Home Becomes Latest Target Of Swatting Prank

A 911 call to singer Justin Bieber’s Calabasas home Wednesday morning turned out to be a hoax.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/10/2012

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LA Police Chief Vows To Find ‘Swatting’ Pranksters Targeting Celebrities

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck vowed to hunt down the pranksters who have reported bogus life and death situations and requested the SWAT team at celebrity homes in the past few months.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/04/2012

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