Anderson Cooper “Swatted”, No Suspects In Custody

By: Amanda Crum - May 8, 2013

Anderson Cooper has been the latest victim of “swatting”–an illegal prank in which someone makes a false 911 call and sends police to a random home–and investigators don’t have any leads.

The incident happened last month at Cooper’s Hamptons home, making it the first time the prank has been pulled outside of L.A. Last year, several celebrities were targeted, including the Kardashians, Chris Brown, and Ryan Seacrest. Luckily, the victims are rarely home when cops descend upon their property, but many agree that it’s just not funny anymore (if it ever was).

Because of the serious nature of the 911 calls, police are forced to use precious resources to respond, which means those officers are off the streets for nothing.

“When we do get these calls, we always take them very seriously,” Sergeant Moreno of the Beverly Hills police said. “We never assume that it’s another one of these swatting calls. We respond with every available resource that we have, including the fire department and paramedics on standby.”

Earlier this year, a 12-year old boy admitted to swatting Ashton Kutcher’s house; he’s now awaiting sentencing. Police say they don’t have a suspect in this case yet, however.

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  • Paul

    Probably another republican trick so they can do away with 911 to save money.

    • ksue

      that is the stupidest thing i have ever heard! seriously?

    • Scott

      Paul, you are retarded.

  • Daniel

    Sorry, but CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer was “swatted” in late April….making him, not Anderson Cooper the first east coast victim…..Wolf lives in Bethesda, Maryland

  • Erika

    Paul, you are stupid!