Pharrell Williams becomes latest celebrity victim of 'swatting' prank calls after cops show up at his LA home
Los Angeles police received a phone call informing them about a fatal shooting at Pharrell's home.
You'd have imagined that people would have a fair idea to not call the police and rush authorities to a supposed crime scene under the pretext of an emergency when there is nothing that has happened there.
That, unfortunately, is not the case. There are many out there who target celebrities and call emergency services on them especially when no such thing has happened. Celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Diddy, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Charlie Sheen, Kris Jenner, Ashton Kutcher, Justin Bieber, Tom Cruise, Simon Cowell, Paris Hilton, and Selena Gomez to name a few have been at the receiving end of these prank calls. A couple of years ago, rapper Lil Wayne had the worst experience when there were multiple swatting calls to his home.
And now, joining the list is Grammy winner Pharrell Williams.
According to a report in TMZ, Los Angeles police received a phone call informing them about a fatal shooting at Pharrell's home. The report said that the call was made at around 6.30 pm and the fake caller on the phone claimed that a friend had been accidentally "shot in the stomach and died".
The police continued to gather outside Pharrell's house, but when they got there, those present at home were completely confused and as to why cops would show up at their house especially when nothing is wrong and neither of them called the police. After the cops checked everyone and made sure that no one, in fact, was shot, law enforcement decided that they had a swatting call on their hands. The police are still investigating the swatting matter - they're still looking for who made the emergency call to the singer's home.
46-year-old Williams was not even in the house when this went down.