Transcript for LAPD Arrests Alleged Prankster in 'Swatting' of Celebrities
We're back, now, with new developments in the so-called S.W.A.T.'ing INCIDENTS. They're dangerous pranks that send s.W.A.T. Teams storm into the homes of superstars like justin bieber and ashton kutch kutcher. Police have arrested the prankster. And he's not even 13 years old. A abc's abbie boudreau has the story. Reporter: Justin, ashton, miley, and simon. Four of the biggest names in hollywood, with one thing in common. They've all been the victim of S.W.A.T.'ing, THE SCARY, NEW Trend where people call 911 and report fake crimes of a robbery or home invasion. Last week, police arrested the person they say is responsible FOR THE S.W.A.T.'ing INCIDENTS, At the homes of ashton kutcher and pop star, justin bieber. And their suspect isn't even 13 years ol ble to locate an individual, a juvenile, quite young, who was responsible for both of these incidents. Reporter: Police say the boy falsely contacted police in october, claiming several people had been shot inside kutcher's home. But it was all a hoax. Kutcher wasn't even home. A week later, police say the young suspect did the same thing at justin bieber's home. ♪ I'm going to be under the missile stow ♪ Reporter: Claiming there were guns and explosives, that people had been shot. But it was all a lie. Miley cyrus has also been the VICTIM OF S.W.A.T.'ing. And last month, police swarmed simon cowell's home after getting a call that "the x-factor"'s host was being held hostage. But it was a hoax. Simon cowell didn't see the humor. Abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles.
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