January 23, 2013 12:00 PM by Megan Wilson
Chris Brown, American Idol guest star Rihanna’s on-again off-again boyfriend, has become the latest victim of Swatting. Swatting is a dangerous hoax involving a fake call to 911, causing law enforcement to respond to false emergencies. Chris Brown’s home was descended upon by a host of law enforcement officials. What did they find? Keep reading to find out!
Chris Brown is no stranger to drama. Music’s favorite bad boy joined the ranks of stars like Kim Kardashian, Ashton Kutcher, and Tom Hanks as a victim of swatting. This new disturbing trend is sweeping Hollywood, causing police officers to drop what they’re doing and respond to fake emergencies. Just a few days ago SWAT teams, along with L.A. county sheriffs responded to Kim Kardashian’s old home after a called reported an emergency in the home. The officers arrived at a vacant home, looked up Kim’s new address in Hidden Hills, and fled there, only to find everything as it should be. Kim tweeted about the incident: “Just got a call from my mom telling me about this prank call that someone was shot in their home & 15 swat team & 3 helicopters showed up! These prank calls are NOT funny! People can get arrested for this!” Kim tweeted. “I hope they find out who is behind this. It’s dangerous & not a joke!”
Just a few hours ago someone called from what appeared to be the home of Chris Brown saying there was a domestic disturbance, and shots may have been fired. Police swooped down on the residence, and discovered that Chris wasn’t home, and that everything was fine. While we’re glad that everything is okay, this swatting has to stop. It’s dangerous, not to mention a waste of taxpayers money and law enforcement’s time! Politicians in L.A. are lobbying to have the practice deemed a felony.
Who’s next in line to be swatted? Will they ever figure out who’s doing this? Let us know in the comments!
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