Chris Brown is the latest star to have police descend on his house following a “swatting” prank.
According to the Los Angeles Times, authorities were called to the singer’s home after a call was made reporting domestic violence at the residence. Police told the paper that the caller said he was not sure if Brown’s mother had been shot.
When police arrived to the singer’s Los Angeles area home, only members of Brown’s staff were home and the singer was not present.
Recent “swatting” pranks have been pulled on Tom Cruise, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Ashton Kutcher.
Just last week, the Kardashian-Jenner clan became a victim of celebrity “swatting” after a prank caller told 911 operators there had been a shooting at the family compound — and Kim Kardashian was none too pleased with the hoax.
“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!” the mom-to-be Tweeted on Friday night.
“These prank calls are NOT funny! People can get arrested for this!” she added. “I hope they find out who is behind this. It’s dangerous & not a joke!”
-- Jesse Spero