Rapper and aspiring water mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs was the latest victim of the pranking trend known as “swatting”, which is the act of reporting a serious crime at a celebrity’s home, and sitting back and watching the police swarm. Depending on the source, as many as a dozen police cars and several helicopters rushed to Diddy’s Toluca Lake home yesterday morning, as someone called 911 and claimed there had been a shooting.
Of course, no one had been shot. But damn it, you punks, someone could have been.
“There was no evidence of any crime,” a police source in the LAPD division that responded told the Daily News. “It could have put people at risk inside that house. What if someone came out of the house abruptly and didn’t heed the officers. They might have been hurt.” (N.Y. Daily News)
Diddy joins Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Ashton Kutcher, among others, as the latest victim of this stupid prank that wastes valuable police time, money and resources. Law enforcement officials believe that the pranks are being orchestrated by teenagers, which actually explains the horrible taste in targets.
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