LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — 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.
The boy, whose name was withheld because of his age, allegedly made prank calls reporting armed men inside Ashton Kutcher’s Los Angeles home on Oct. 3.READ MORE: Dodgers Turn To Scherzer, Seeking To Even Championship Series
The boy is also accused of making a bogus emergency call a week later, prompting police to respond to a Wells Fargo Bank on Wilshire on Oct. 10.
The prank, known as swatting, has become a recurring problem for Los Angeles-area law enforcement agencies. It is typically aimed at celebrities’ homes.READ MORE: Ravens Shut Down Herbert, Chargers In 34-6 Victory
The boy is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Eastlake Juvenile Court on two felony counts each of making false bomb threats and computer intrusion.
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