See also: SWATting, a Deadly Political Game.
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Swatting has hit the homes of Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Ashton Kutcher, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and others. And, while it probably is pretty funny to the braces-wearing little buttheads who dial 911 with app-enabled masked numbers to report that their favorite celeb is being kidnapped, it does end up costing taxpayers thousands of dollars for LAPD cops, Beverly Hills police and L.A. sheriff's deputies to swarm these mansions.
Torrance-based state Sen. Ted Lieu is proposing to put a stop to it all. And L.A. Councilman Paul Koretz has a similar anti-swatting rule headed for City Hall:More »