Patterico's Pontifications

5/3/2013

Magic Johnson SWATted

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:14 pm

TMZ:

Magic Johnson has just been swatted … but this one is RADICALLY different from all the others … because the LAPD is clearly hip to the prank now … TMZ has learned.

Someone placed the electronic 911 call within the last hour … claiming multiple shots were fired at Magic’s L.A. home. We’re also told the caller claimed the shooters were holding someone hostage.

As for the LAPD’s response … it was anemic compared to prior 911 incidents. We’re told only a few patrol cars responded. There were no choppers, no SWAT team, no guns-drawn maneuver.

I’ll update with the new roll call of the SWATted next week.

I thought they weren’t publicizing these any more.

UPDATE with the roll call of the SWATted: Magic Johnson; Mike Rogers; Wolf Blitzer; Ted Lieu; Erik Rush; Ryan Seacrest; Russell Brand; Selena Gomez; Justin Timberlake; Rihanna; Sean Combs; Chris Brown; Tom Cruise; Paris Hilton; Clint Eastwood; Brian Krebs; the Jenners and Kardashians; Justin Bieber; Miley Cyrus; Ashton Kutcher; Simon Cowell; Aaron Walker; Erick Erickson; Mike Stack; and me.

10 Responses to “Magic Johnson SWATted”

  1. What you are gonna find is some jr. birdman with a throwaway cell spanking his monkey while he listens to the police calls on the I-Pad Daddy gave him for his 30th birthday. He’s calling from his Porsche.

    glenn (647d76)

  2. Work with me here: Suppose, just suppose, someone is planning a real attack like this.

    And they want to defuse the police response. So they’re making a lot of fake calls, and once the police stop responding vigorously, then the real one will happen.

    Wouldn’t that be strange?

    Steven Den Beste (99cfa1)

  3. you shouldn’t just just give away movie pitches like that Mr. Steven especially ones what are perfect vehicles for Mr. Channing Tatum

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  4. Maybe they’re publicizing it because they want it out there that the “pranks” are losing their effectiveness, in the hope that the perps will lose interest and find another hobby.

    Anon Y. Mous (8ec442)

  5. I live in San Francisco. Today was unusually how so I opened the front windows and the Rush Limbaugh show poured out into the street. Somebody called an ambulance to my address saying somebody needed medical help. I was in the back of the house and paramedics walked in my front door. When I saw them I had no idea who they were and ordered them out of the house. We then sorted things out. I suspect it was a mini-swat perpetrated by somebody unhappy that that the sounds of Rush Limbaugh crept into the streets of San Francisco.

    Jim F. (9cbc6f)

  6. very Armistead Maupin

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  7. Did Magic say something not politically correct about the world’s most heroic person, Jason Collins?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  8. Johnson’s just recently endorsed his son’s coming out as gay. So this could be the Westboro Baptist type, if you are looking for motive. Or it could be Larry Bird.

    Mahalia Cab (98126c)

  9. I think this is a fake SWATting. Magic Johnson may be in league with the SWAtters. I don’t believe Magic Johnson ever had AIDS – he concocted the story in order to give himself an excuse to retire, so that some investigation into him would not proceed further. Maybe he was helping gamblers, shaving points. Something.

    His story about having AIDS never masde any sense, and he stayed in perfect health over the years. And this was before HIV infected people generally didn’t die.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  10. for reals you think Mr. Magic Johnson made up his AIDS

    are you serious or are you just pulling my leg

    in real life people don’t make up AIDS not only is it frowned upon but it’s tantamount to a regular old healthy person standing up and saying yo everybody listen up I got me the AIDS

    see what I mean?

    that doesn’t ever really actually happen unless maybe you’re dealing with a crazy person – like seriously crazy to where they need pills and solitude

    happyfeet (8ce051)


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