Police swarm Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom's home after 'prank caller claimed he had been shot' in latest celebrity swatting hoax
Los Angeles police swarmed Khloe Kardaishian and Lamar Odom's home on Friday after authorities received a phone call claiming the basketballer had been shot. In the latest incident in the dangerous new craze swatting, a prankster called 911 to report a shooting at the couple's Tarzana, California, mansion. Police surrounded the home fearing the basketballer was mortally injured. According to TMZ, 911 dispatch received a call claiming Lamar and a friend were arguing inside his home. Alarmingly, the caller claimed the fight escalated and the friend shot the 33-year-old. When police arrived however, the found Lamar unharmed. Khloe was not home at the time of the incident. This is not the first time the Kardashian family have been targeted. Bruce and Kris Jenner were also the victims of swatting in January. The family was left left furious after heavily armed officers showed up at their door in Calabasas, after a hoax caller claimed a shooter was in the house and they heard a gun being fired. Kim tweeted at the time: 'Just got a call from my mom telling me about this prank call that someone was shot in their home and 15 swat team & 3 helicopters showed up! These prank calls are NOT funny. People can get arrested for this! I hope they find out how is behind this. It's dangerous & not a joke!' Numerous other celebrities have been targeted by pranksters including Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Justin Timberlake. Also allegedly targeted was Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher. A 12-year-old boy was arrested last year in connection to both alleged incidents.