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Crank call sends deputies to Kardashian home in Malibu

January 18, 2013 |  6:48 pm

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, responding to a crank call, went Friday to the Malibu home where the Kardashian family once lived to check on the family's welfare, officials said.

There was no one home when the deputies arrived, but they were able to eventually confirm that the family was fine and at different location, officials said.

The exactly nature of the phone call was not revealed. A department spokesman said this does not appear to be a case of "swatting," in which crank callers allege that violence is occurring at a celebrity's home.

"A phone call came in. We are not prepared to say this is a swatting incident, not at all," spokesman Steve Whitmore said. "It was a crank call that described something was occurring at the Kardashian residence in Malibu.


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