Justin Timberlake is the latest victim in a string of “swatting” calls that have targeted celebrity homes this past week.
Police were called to the singer’s Hollywood Hills residence in the 3100 block of Torreyson Place Friday afternoon after a caller claimed strangers entered the house and two shots were fired.
Authorities later confirmed the incident to be a false report.
I call it an attempted SWATting because nobody was home.
That’s three SWATting crimes in three days. Perhaps law enforcement will start to prioritize fighting these things. Or perhaps not. Who knows?
As has quickly become traditional, here is an incomplete roll call of SWATtings: 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.
Remember, though: only celebrities count.
That’s the Big Media Way.