AceShowbiz - Jimmy Kimmel's beach house was swarmed by police on Saturday night, January 26 after police received a report of explosives. Police helicopters were flying above the house at Hermosa Beach, California for several hours, while some police cars stopped just outside the house, before they were able to make contact with Kimmel's friend Adam Perry Lang, who was staying and sleeping at the house. The comedian and his family were not at the house during the alleged incident.
An audio of the 911 call obtained by TMZ reveals that a man called 911 just before midnight, saying that he had two explosives at the house and that he assaulted his girlfriend with a rifle.
While it was initially thought to be a swatting situation, police apparently took it more seriously. They arrested Lang, who is a chef and best selling author, on felony charges of making criminal threats. His bail was set at $50,000. Kimmel visited the Hermosa Beach Police Department on Sunday afternoon and bailed his friend out.
Cops reportedly didn't find explosives, weapons or any evidence of a shooting inside the house, but they have not formally cleared Lang. An officer said, "There is a reason we arrested him [Lang]. There is evidence detectives are now processing." Police suggested that Lang didn't cooperate well when they arrived at the house, as the cops insisted that they tried for "several hours" to make contact with Lang, before he "ultimately agreed to exit the residence."
A representative for Kimmel, however, said that a lieutenant told the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" host they believed it was a case of swatting. Lang's lawyer Glen T. Jonas additionally insisted that his client was innocent. "The 'male' that called 911 was absolutely not Adam Perry Lang," the lawyer stated. "Mr. Lang will be cleared of any wrongdoing. He was fast asleep with his ringer off. He immediately cooperated once he was notified of the commotion."