Thursday, January 17, 2013

Tom Cruise: Another Swatting Hoax

It happened again to a Hollywood celebrity. Someone made an emergency call today, claiming shots were fired at the home of Tom Cruise. Beverly Hills police surrounded his house, but the call was a fake. Police are now trying to figure out who made it. It has recently happened to other celebrities, too: Simon Cowell, Ashton Kutcher, Charlie Sheen, Miley Cyrus, and Justin Bieber. LA police arrested a preteen a few months ago for making "swatting calls" in at least two of those cases. The boy used a computer program to make TTY calls, typically used by the deaf and hard-of--hearing.

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