Ryan Seacrest “Swatted” in 911 Prank
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.
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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