Kardashians’ Fake 911 Call Sends Cops SwarmingBy: Amanda Crum - January 21, 2013
Apparently the new fad around Hollywood is to prank call the police and send them to the homes of celebrities, and the Kardashians are just the latest victims in a string of fake emergency calls. The practice is called “swatting” and has affected the likes of Tom Cruise, Justin Bieber, and Miley Cyrus, to name a few.
The famous reality family got a shock when several officers showed up at their door, saying there had been a report of someone being shot at the residence. Kim, who wasn’t home at the time, tweeted about the incident:
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!
These prank calls are NOT funny! People can get arrested for this! I hope they find out who is behind this. Its dangerous & not a joke!
The L.A.P.D. isn’t too happy about it, either, and say they are lobbying to make these calls a federal offense. Not only are they a huge waste of time and expense, but faux emergency calls take officers away from people who actually need help.
L.A. County Sheriff spokesperson Steve Whitmore released a statement about the call, saying, “What we want to do is have the legislature turn up the heat on these people. This is a serious, serious crime.”