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Ryan Seacrest The Latest Celebrity To Get Swatted

April 11, 2013 09:01 AM by Lisa Princ

Newly single Ryan Seacrest had a very busy day yesterday. Not only did the American Idol host give us his humor and wit during the top six performance show last night, but apparently, Seacrest was also the latest celebrity to fall victim to being swatted.

American Idol‘s Ryan Seacrest has just joined the ever-growing list of celebrities who are being swatted. In case you’re unfamiliar with the term “swatting,” it refers to prank calls to the police, who at one point were sending out SWAT teams to the celebrities’ homes, thus earning the pranks that title. So, what happened to Ryan Seacrest?

According to TMZ, police received a 911 call yesterday afternoon from someone claiming that a group of armed men were firing shots inside the American Idol host’s $40 million home. The caller described the intruders as “mobster looking guys in suits with rifles.” When police arrived at Seacrest’s home, they found only Ryan and his security team, whom they spoke with and then left.

One spokesperson for the sheriff’s office spoke with CNN recently about the swatting incidents and explained why they are taken so seriously: “It’s a very high-risk response. The problem with crying wolf is that sometimes it’s not false, so we always have to respond accordingly but cautiously.”

Seacrest joins the growing list of celebrities to be swatted, which includes Rihanna, Chris Brown, the Kardashians, Justin Bieber, Tom Cruise, and Miley Cyrus – just to name a few! Ironically, earlier that day, Ryan was chatting on his radio show with Russell Brand about his home getting swatted – perhaps the swatter was listening and thought it would be funny to swat Ryan’s home.

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4 Responses to “Ryan Seacrest The Latest Celebrity To Get Swatted”

  1. kathy c Says:
    April 11th, 2013 at 9:51 am

    I think it is a shame that people think it is funny to do these types of pranks. It costs the taxpayers money every time a team has to be assembled to check on these pranks. People need to get a job that keeps their mind occupied so as not to be pulling pranks such as these.

  2. LYNN PRESTON Says:
    April 11th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I LOVE RYAN. I LOVE THE SHOW,LOVE HIS WIT AND IF THEY EVER GET RID OF RYAN THEY MAY AS WELL CLOSE DOWN THE SHOW. HE HAS A GREAR PERSONALITY AND KNOWS HOW TO TALK TO THE CONTESTANTS. I STOPPED WATCHING THE SHOW FOR A WHILE BUT NOW I AM BACK AND WOULD NOT MISS ONE MINUTE OF IT.

  3. LYNN PRESTON Says:
    April 11th, 2013 at 11:26 am

    I LOVE THE SHOW AND RYAN. GREAT HOST.

  4. Tracy Y Says:
    April 11th, 2013 at 11:56 am

    What happens when something like this is really happening somewhere and the police and swat teams are called to a fake incident. The police are not puppets to be used by idiots for their own entertainment. One can only hope that Karma will rear her lovely head against these jerks!!!

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