Youth Arrested In Celebrity ‘swatting’ Case

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December 18, 2012 | 9:06pm EST

Los Angeles police have arrested a youth in connection to false emergency calls made about homes belonging to Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher.
The Baby hitmaker’s mansion was swarmed by cops in October after officials received a hoax 911 call about a gun-toting trespasser, while music and reality TV mogul Simon Cowell fell victim to the trend last month when a prankster claimed he was being held hostage in his house.
Cowell was indeed at home in Beverly Hills – but his safety was not in danger.
Similar incidents were also reported at Kutcher’s and Miley Cyrus’ properties earlier this year, but detectives made a breakthrough in the investigation last week when they managed to track down the suspected perpetrator.
A police statement reveals: “On December 10, 2012, Hollywood Detectives arrested a juvenile from the Southern California region for the Ashton Kutcher swatting incident, as well as a similar swatting incident that took place at the home of Justin Bieber. Other swatting incidents involving this individual have been identified.”

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