The host of 'American Idol' becomes the victim of a prank call a few hours after interviewing Russell Brand about being swatted.
Ryan Seacrest became the latest target of celebrity swatting as his Beverly Hills home was the subject of a prank phone call to police. According to TMZ, on Wednesday, April 10 around 2 P.M., police received a 911 call from someone who claimed shots were fired inside the TV and radio host's house by "mobster looking guys in suits with rifles."
Police noticed that the phone call might be false. Authorities said in a release, "Upon arrival, officers made contact with private security at the residence and were told there was no trouble. Officers also contacted Mr. Seacrest and he also confirmed that everything was okay."
Ironically, Seacrest became a victim of the hoax a few hours after he interviewed Russell Brand who experienced similar incident on April 8. "If all swatting attacks are this un-noticeable I'm ready for war because I didn't even know it had happened, I still don't know what a swatting attack is!" the funnyman joked during the interview.
"I think if I were a teenager I'd definitely do it," Brand said, admitting that the prank didn't bother him so much. "But what would be bad would be if the police were attending a swatting and then an actual crime happened and it took the police too long to get there because they were doing a swatting but other than that it sounds like a laugh."
Seacrest and Brand joined the list of other celebrities who had been swatted, including Rihanna, Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus, Ashton Kutcher, Selena Gomez and Justin Timberlake.