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LAPD To Keep Quiet About Celebrity 'Swatting'

April 12, 2013
The Los Angeles Police Department announced Thursday that it would take the unusual step of no longer issuing press releases or immediately confirming instances of celebrity "swatting," saying intense media coverage seems to be fueling more incidents.

Mich. Law Targets 'Swatting' Prank

October 17, 2012
Michigan's Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation targeting "swatting," where pranksters make 911 calls that result in tactical units responding to fake emergencies.

Ohio Deputies Seize 2 Gators On Bogus Call

October 24, 2011
Richland County (Ohio) Sheriff's deputies responding to a bogus home invasion call discovered two small alligators in a northern Ohio home.

Prank Call Ties Up Kansas LE Resources for Several Hours

May 20, 2011
Responding deputies from the Johnson County (Kan.) Sheriff's Office actively investigated a 911 accident call for two hours that turned out to be a prank call, according to the agency.

Prankster Harassed Police with Hundreds of Hoax Calls

March 30, 2011
The FBI is pursuing charges against a 20-year-old Wisconsin man who used the Skype videoconferencing service to place hundreds of hoax calls to law enforcement agencies.
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