Chris Brown Is the Latest Victim of 'Swatting'

In case you're not up to date on the newish lingo for stupid pranks, "Swatting" is the act of reporting a fake crime or emergency at someone's home, which usually results in a SWAT team showing up and scaring the hell out of everyone at the nonexistent crime's location. Last week, Tom Cruise was swatted, perhaps resulting in an advertisement in The Atlantic; this week, it was gentleman R&B star Chris Brown's turn. According to TMZ:

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the caller claimed a mother and father were in a fight and the father went to another room in the house to get a gun. At that point the caller hung up, never mentioning it was Chris Brown's house.

It's not known if Chris Brown was home or not, or if he responded to the police with his trademark charm. Police are still looking for the pranksters, who, in addition to maybe pulling off the Cruise prank, might have swatted Bruce and Kris Jenner last Friday.

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