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Ashton Kutcher Latest "Swatting" Victim
Why was Ashton Kutcher tweeting about being "safe and sound" at the Two and a Half Men set? Because a SWAT team had converged on his Lake Hollywood home. The actor was the latest target of "swatting" — a prank in which a distress call to police turns out to be a false alarm with a spoofed phone number. In August, Miley Cyrus was "swatted." A woman contacted police and claimed to be hiding in a closet because there was an armed man inside the home. Officers found no woman hiding and no armed man in the home, reports the Los Angeles Times. Kutcher, as he shared, wasn't home when it happened.
October 4, 2012