Police stormed the home of Chris Brown Monday night after receiving an emergency call that turned out to be a hoax.
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According to The Los Angeles Times
, police received a call shortly before 5 p.m. Monday evening with a report of domestic violence at Brown's home, claiming that the caller's mom may have been shot. When the police arrived at Brown's home, they discovered no disturbance, only Brown's employees.
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Brown is the latest victim of "swatting," an increasingly popular prank in which anonymous callers report a fictional crime to the police, sometimes resulting in SWAT officers being deployed. Tom Cruise
, Justin Bieber
, Ashton Kutcher
and Kim Kardashian
have also been targeted by the prank.
In December, police arrested a 12-year-old boy in connection with the incidents involving Kutcher and Bieber.