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WATCH: Live Stream Captures SWAT Team Charging Into Gamer's Office

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.28.2014 | Crime

When YouTuber Jordan Mathewson began his live stream Wednesday, playing a first person-shooter video game, he wasn't expecting to end his session on t...

'Call Of Duty' Loser Plays Horrible Prank

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.23.2014 | Crime

A police SWAT team descended on a Long Island, N.Y., home Tuesday under the belief that a teen had shot and killed his mother and brother and was read...

Wolf Blitzer Falls Victim To Hoax

Posted 04.29.2013 | Media

Police headed to Wolf Blitzer's Bethesda, MD., home on Saturday night after a message came in saying that someone at the residence had been shot. ...

OVER IT: Celebrity Swatting Needs To Stop

Erin Clements | Posted 06.16.2013 | Celebrity
Erin Clements

Swatting is frighteningly easy to pull off (a 12-year-old fessed up to having been responsible for the swatting incidents at both Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber's homes), wastes police resources and has dangerous consequences.

Swatted!

Posted 04.08.2013 | Latino Voices

By Ikam Acosta Justin Timberlake and Selena Gomez are the latest victims of the celebrity swatting trend that has been plaguing Hollywood in ...

Target Of A Dangerous Prank

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.05.2013 | Los Angeles

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

April Fools'!

Posted 04.01.2013 | Celebrity

On this festive day, many try to prank their friends, colleagues and family members. But celebrities, the supreme beings that they are, prank one anot...

Victims Of A New Trend

Posted 03.12.2013 | Celebrity

UPDATE: Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and the other celebrities and officials whose financial information ended up online are reportedly victims of a...

Ashton Kutcher Swatting Suspect Charged

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 02.07.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A 12-year-old boy accused of making a prank call that sent police racing to Ashton Kutcher's home was charged Thursday with making that...

Celebrity 'Swatting,' the Latest Craze for Kids

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 04.02.2013 | Parents
Hemanshu Nigam

Parents now have another thing to worry about with their kids and technology -- celebrity "swatting" calls.

Swatting Takes Over Hollywood

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 03.28.2013 | Celebrity

LOS ANGELES — Celebrities have long contended with the occasional downsides of stardom – tabloid scandals, stalkers, box office bombs, the...

Police Sent To Chris Brown's Home In Latest 'Swatting' Prank

AP | Posted 03.23.2013 | Celebrity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police have responded to Chris Brown's home after they received a call about a domestic violence situation that turned out to be ...

Tom Cruise Is Only The Latest Victim

AP | Posted 03.20.2013 | Celebrity

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Tom Cruise may be the latest so-called "swatting" victim after police responded to a 911 call of an armed robbery at the acto...

Simon Cowell Is Latest Celeb To Endure Dangerous Prank

Posted 12.10.2012 | Los Angeles

Simon Cowell, judge on the show “X Factor,” has joined Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Ashton Kutcher on a growing list of celebrities who have fal...

Anatomy of a Smear

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

On June 11, Republicans sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding he investigate alleged attempts to intimidate bloggers called SWAT-ing.

Republicans Want Probe Into Alleged 'Swatting' Of Bloggers

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

Congressional Republicans are stepping up an effort to press the Department of Justice on alleged harassment of conservative bloggers through a practi...