No clear word on whether she was home, but it sounds like no. I’m deeming it an attempted SWATting. NBC:
Police responded to Rihanna’s Pacific Palisades home Thursday afternoon after receiving reports of a possible shooting and armed robbery at the residence, but authorities determined the call was a hoax.
Police were called shortly after 3 p.m. to the 900 block of Rivas Canyon in Pacific Palisades, a private road but not gated, Lt. Andy Neiman said.
When law enforcement arrived, they found Rhianna’s security guard at the home but no evidence of any crime.
Rihanna has become the latest celebrity victim of “swatting”.
Police were called to the 25-year-old singer’s Pacific Palisades home on Thursday (04.04.13) after the Los Angeles Police Department received a call claiming two armed men were inside the house and someone had been shot, according to gossip website TMZ.
The incident at Rihanna’s home comes just one day after more than a dozen police cars and two helicopters swarmed Diddy’s Los Angeles home after they received a hoax phone-call also informing them that someone had been shot inside the property.
And now: the soon-to-be traditional running count.
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.
Only the celebrities count, of course. One more and they’ll be up to a dozen.