The Beibs, Ashton Kutcher, the Kardashians, and now … Chris Brown! Someone is getting a kick out “swatting” Hollywoods elite and this could lead to bigger trouble.
Monday evening, the LAPD received a phone call from the residence of Chris Brown reporting a domestic violence situation. According to TMZ, the caller claimed that a Mother and Father were in a fight, and the Dad went inside the home to get a gun. When police arrived on scene, Chris Brown was not home, but members of the singers staff were.
Everything turned out to be fine, and Chris Brown is just another victim of a “swatting” prank. But what if LAPD shoots first next time? The repercussions of these pranks could be more dangerous than people realize.
FYI — the definition of swatting is an attempt to trick any emergency service (such as a 9-1-1 dispatcher) into dispatching any emergency response based on a false reporting of an incident.