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Kim Kardashian decries 'swatting' after incident at family home

January 20, 2013 |  7:33 am

Kim Kardashian went on Twitter this weekend to decry "swatting" after sheriff's deputies swarmed her family's family home Friday.

“These prank calls are NOT funny,” she said. “People can get arrested for this! I hope they find out [who] is behind this. It’s dangerous & not a joke!”

Authorities on Saturday said they were investigating whether the Kardashian family is the latest victim of a celebrity "swatting" incident, in which a crank caller alleges violence is occurring at someone's home.

Other celebrities have been victimized by such hoaxes, including Tom Cruise and Ashton Kutcher.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department responded to a crank call Friday at the Malibu home of the Kardashian family.

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

Kardashian family members tweeted that numerous sheriff's patrol cars converged on the Malibu home.

The exact nature of the phone call to authorities was not revealed.


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