TMZ, which kicks the L.A. Times‘s posterior on these stories every time, reports that Russell Brand is the latest (attempted) SWATting victim:
The swatting epidemic continues … this time, the victim is Russell Brand, TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us … cops raced to Brand’s L.A. home after receiving a call from someone reporting two men with guns approaching the home.
We’re told the caller told police one of the men was black, one white — and they were each sporting body armor.
Brand had left his home half an hour earlier.
The incomplete roll call of SWATting victims: 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.