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Justin Bieber, Swatting Incident: Details Of Prank Caller Emerge

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Justin Bieber was a victim of a swatting hoax at his home on Oct. 10.
Justin Bieber was a victim of a swatting hoax at his home on Oct. 10.

The person behind the swatting incidents at Justin Bieber's and Ashton Kutcher's homes is a 12-year-old boy. TMZ reports that the boy who was arrested for pranking 911 authorities into thinking there was an emergency at Bieber's and Kutcher's residences comes from an "incredibly dysfunctional" family and that the child "sits at his computer day and night, communicating with other hackers."

The Los Angeles County district attorney has not officially charged him with the crime. "It's currently still under investigation; our detectives are in contact with the LAPD detectives in regard to their arrest," Beverly Hills Police Lt. Lincoln Hoshino said Tuesday.

Bieber and Kutcher weren't the only famous people who were victims of swatting incidents this year, of course. Miley Cyrus, Charlie Sheen and Simon Cowell were all targeted in 2012 for similar prank calls.

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