Sean 'Diddy' Combs is the latest celebrity to get hoaxed by pranksters. On Wednesday (April 3), police were sent to the music mogul's home after an unidentified man called 911 and reported an assault involving a deadly weapon at the $5 million house.
"There was no evidence of any crime. It could have put people at risk inside that house. What if someone came out of the house abruptly and didn't heed the officers. They might have been hurt," an LAPD officer told the New York Daily News.
According to the authorities, no celebrities were at Diddy's house at the time. They also stated that these false 911 calls cost the city a lot of money.
"It takes people and money and effort and time to roll out to prospective incidents like this, and that can be taking resources away from real incidents. It's just a huge mobilization for nothing other than satisfying someone's whim or odd sense of humor. Any time there's a swatting call, there's an investigation," LAPD spokesman Richard French said. People who made hoax calls will be charged if the police can track them down.
Other celebrities involved in hoax valls include Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Ashton Kutcher, and Tom Cruise.