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Ryan Seacrest “Swatted” in 911 Prank

By Daniel Gates

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Ryan Seacrest is the latest target of a celebrity “swatting” prank, in which someone tricks law enforcement into responding to a bogus emergency.

According to TMZ, police visited the “American Idol” host’s sprawling estate in Beverly Hills on Wednesday after a 911 call claimed shots had been fired at the house.

There was NO actual emergency or violence on the property, however, just as there wasn’t last week, when Justin Timberlake’s house was targeted and pranksters went after Selena Gomez.

While it’s obviously good news that no one was hurt, it’s unfortunate that these “swatting” pranks have become so common in Hollywood, as they divert law enforcement personnel and resources from real crimes.

The minor who “swatted” Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber last year was eventually apprehended.

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