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Kardashians Fake 911 Call: 'Swatting' Trend Prompts New Laws to Be Made?

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By Myles Collier, Christian Post Contributor
January 21, 2013|9:13 am

Police from the Los Angeles County sheriff's office are investigating who made a fake 911 call to report an emergency at a house in Malibu that was once occupied by the Kardashians.

Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the Sheriff's office, revealed that the call was thought to have been a prank, otherwise known as "swatting." This is a new hoax that aims to get emergency responders and even SWAT teams to be dispatched to a house.

Police were sent to the house in Malibu on Friday and after discovering that the house was not occupied, contacted the Kardashians in their current residence located in a community in Hidden Hills, which is about 20 miles away. Whitmore added that no arrests have been made.

Kim Kardashian was not home when police arrived, but took to Twitter to show her contempt for those behind the prank stating that it was a dangerous thing to do.

"These prank calls are NOT funny!" she wrote Friday. Kardashian said her mother called her after a number of officers arrived at their house.

This is not the first time a celebrity has been the focus of the "swatting" prank and officials are looking into passing legislation to make the action illegal.

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"What we want to do is have the legislature turn up the heat on these people … this is a serious, serious crime," Whitmore said.

Last week Tom Cruise was the target of "swatters" when a 911 was made for a robbery that was in progress.

A 911 call was placed with the Beverly Hills police saying that an armed robbery was in progress at the Hollywood actor's home in California, according to reports. Police were immediately dispatched to the residence to deal with the reported emergency.

However, when they arrived at Cruise's mansion, they quickly discovered that the reports were false and that Cruise had been the victim of a malicious prank.

 

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