Fake 911 call targets Kardashian family as part of ‘SWATTING’ prank

Posted on: 8:46 am, January 21, 2013, by

LOS ANGELES — The Kardashian family was the target of a fake 911 call in California on Saturday.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said someone called 911 and falsely reported an emergency at a former Malibu residence of the Kardashians.

According to KTLA, Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said Sunday that it’s too soon to tell whether the reality TV stars are the latest victims of so-called “swatting,” a hoax intended to get officers, including specialized SWAT teams, sent to a home.

Deputies responded to the call Friday at a house in Malibu where the Kardashians formerly lived, Whitmore said. After finding the house empty, deputies contacted the family and went to their homes about 20 miles away.

Deputies determined no crime had been committed.

Kim Kardashian, who was not home at the time, decried the hoax on Twitter, calling it “dangerous” and “not a joke.”

“These prank calls are NOT funny!,” she wrote Friday.

Deputies are hoping to make “swatting” a felony.