Huffpost Los Angeles

Rihanna Swatted: Singer's California Home The Target Of Dangerous Prank

Posted: Updated:
Rihanna appears to be the latest celeb to fall victim to the dangerous swatting prank. | Getty Images

Rihanna is the latest celebrity to fall victim to a pernicious prank that wastes police resources and could put others in danger.

A prankster called 911 to report that two armed men had shot someone inside the singer's Pacific Palisades, Calif. home, police confirmed to The Huffington Post. Upon reaching her mansion, Los Angeles police quickly determined that the call was a hoax, but continued to do a search of the property's perimeter to make sure there were no suspects.

TMZ first reported the prank.

"We take all these calls seriously, said LAPD spokesman Bruce Borihanh to HuffPost. "When we catch this person we will prosecute them." Rihanna was not home at the time, he confirmed.

LAPD officers have been very busy responding to multiple swatting pranks. P. Diddy's LA home was targeted Wednesday, and Rihanna's beau Chris Brown has also fallen prey to the prank. Last January, police responded to his Hollywood Hills home after someone reported a domestic violence incident. Brown was not home at the time.

Last February, a 12-year-old Southern California boy was charged for swatting Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber's home. Police are continuing to investigate other pranks that targeted the Kardashians and Tom Cruise.

Also on HuffPost:

Rihanna Beauty Evolution
Share this
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Chris Brown's House: Swatted! | Pop on the Pop - Celebrity Gossip ...

Chris Brown's House Stormed by Cops Following Swatting Prank ...

Chris Brown 'SWATTED': Cops flock to singer's home after prank call ...

Chris Brown, Rihanna Hide From Feds? 'Swatted' Star Changes ...


Cassie Should Be Mad At Diddy, Kanye Hooks Up W/ Kim's Bro, Karrueche's ...

Paris Hilton's home targeted in "swatting" prank

Celebrities Hacked: Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian And Others Victims Of ...