Kardashians Latest Victims of 'Swatting' Prank & Kim Totally Freaks Out

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kim kardashianThe Kardashian-Jenner family just got massively pranked, and no, Ashton Kutcher and the Punk'd crew don't appear to have been behind it this time. 15 SWAT members were sent to Bruce and Kris Jenner's home yesterday, after an unidentified caller claimed a shooting had taken place at the mansion -- all part of an elaborate prank called "swatting." Kylie and Kendall Jenner and their dad, Bruce -- who posed for an Instagram photo with all of the police officers -- found it amusing. But Kim Kardashian panicked, tweeting, "Just got a call from my mom telling me about this prank call that someone was shot in their home & 15 swat team & 3 helicopters showed up!”

This occurred just one day after Tom Cruise's Beverly Hills home got "swatted." After cops got a call about an armed robbery in progress at the actor's home, his residence was swarmed by police. Ugh.

Look, I don't have much, if any, love for either the ridiculous Kardashians or creepy Tom Cruise. And yes, they're public people who have to expect to have their privacy somewhat compromised from time to time. (Especially Kardashians, whose livelihoods are their private lives.) But these "swatting" pranks are just plain insane!

Thankfully, no one was threatened or hurt by either incident, but it's a complete waste of time and energy for the SWAT members. Not to mention that it set a scary precedent. What if there was an actual shooting or robbery going on at a celeb's home, and authorities were skeptical, no thanks to pranks like these?

Sure, Kim may have been a bit dramatic. But really, can you blame her? There's more to this than just a silly, all-in-good-fun prank. As she tweeted:

These prank calls are NOT funny! People can get arrested for this! I hope they find out who is behind this. Its dangerous & not a joke!

I couldn't agree more.

How do you feel about celebs being targeted by these pranks? Do you agree with Kim?

 

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sukainah sukainah

I agree with Kim, this is not a joke.  What a waste of time for the police and all who came to respond when maybe they were needed elsewhere!

Miche... MichelleK41

This is not a joke and whoever is swatting I hope gets busted. No one deserves to be swatted famous or not. Crap like this could cause lives to be lost.

jessi... jessicasmom1

This is NOT a joke but how are these people getting the correct addresses ??

arpazia arpazia

Wtf. That's not a joke, people can be so stupid!

nonmember avatar Blaze

If someone is breaking into my house and I call the cops I'll be lucky if one lone officer arrives an hour later. They get full on swat teams for UNCONFIRMED calls?????

count... countrygirlkat

That is just terrible!  Why all those resources are being sent to a prank there may be people out there really need them.  What a waste of resources and money!

lalas... lalasmama2007

It's not cool at all.  I hope they find out who's doing it.

MamaM... MamaMandee

I think it is terrible and so stupid not funny at all. 

Molly2u Molly2u

 


Don't these morons have a life? How stupid can they get? Who pays for this? Any idea how they became so rich? 

tuffy... tuffymama

That's horrifying. SWAT operations are costing innocent civilians their lives. Time after time, officers don't even identify themselves before barging in, and twice that I've known of, the homeowners have raised guns to the unidentified strangers breaking into their homes, and they were killed for their trouble. One of those times, the cops had the wrong house. The other time, they "received a false tip," coincidentally, after harassing that family for years.



What if the celebrity's security team had been armed? Would those innocent people have been slaughtered FOR A JOKE? People suck. Cops suck more.

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