Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs is the latest victim in a string of “swatting” incidents involving celebrities around Southern California. LAPD officials say someone called police reporting an assault with a deadly weapon incident at Combs’ five-million dollar Toluca Lake mansion Wednesday. Officers came to the home but found nothing unusual. The hunt is now on for the prankster who called in the bogus claim.
The term “swatting” refers to phony police calls designed to send large police presences to the residences of celebrities. Other celebrities recently targeted include Tom Cruise, Justin Bieber, Ashton Kutcher and Hugh Hefner’s Playboy mansion.