Boy Admits Kutcher Prank, May be Connected to Others
Back in December 2012, Los Angeles police arrested an unnamed juvenile in connection with prank 911 calls that sent police to the homes of Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber. That person was later released by police, who continued to investigate the incidents.
Today, CBS News is reporting that a 12-year-old boy has admitted to sending police to the home of Ashton Kutcher. Though the boy’s name has not been released, he is now scheduled to be sentenced for his crime.
The practice of making false 911 calls of bombs or shootings to bring police to celebrity houses has been dubbed “swatting,” since S.W.A.T. teams are sometimes dispatched to the scene. In addition to Kutcher and Bieber, celebrities including Simon Cowell, Miley Cyrus, Tom Cruise, Chris Brown, and the Kardashians have been recent victims of swatting.
The CBS report states that the same 12-year-old has also been accused of sending police to Justin Bieber’s house and a bank.