May 19, 2013 08:35 AM by Donna W. Martin
American Idol guest mentor, Miley Cyrus recently hit the news because she had topped Maxim’s Hot 100 list. But now, she’s topping the news for being pranked. What happened? Miley is the latest in a long line of celebrities to fall victim to the swatting hoax. That’s right; Miley Cyrus has been swatted, for the second time! Keep reading for more details.
The first time Miley was swatted was in August of last year. Police officers rushed to her Los Angeles home after receiving reports of a possible home invasion and possible shots fired. But when they arrived, they quickly learned the whole thing was a false alarm. The house was completely quiet and nobody was even home.
And now it’s happening all over again! According to E! News, the Los Angeles police department responded to Miley’s residence on Friday night after receiving an emergency call. And again, when they arrived on the scene, they found the house quiet and nobody at home.
Swatting is a serious crime that endangers the lives of innocent people and wastes resources of the police department and other emergency responders. But Miley isn’t the only one to fall victim to this prank. Many other celebrities have been swatted as well including, Ashton Kutcher, Ryan Seacrest, Selena Gomez, Anderson Cooper, Khloe Kardashian Odom and Lamar Odom, and Justin Timberlake to name a few.
What do you think about Miley being swatted for a second time? Do you think the police will catch the person responsible? And what do you think should happen to them if they are caught? Should they go to jail? We know you have an opinion and we want to hear it so sound off in the comments section and let us know.
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