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Tom Cruise is just the latest celebrity to fall victim to a swatting prank.
The Jack Reacher star had the police called to his home and the person on the phone said it was an "armed robbery in progress,” but when cops arrived on the scene they concluded "no emergency was discovered."
Since there was no crime going on when police arrived, it’s now being considered a crime "due to the false report."
It’s called swatting because a specialized SWAT team needs to be sent to the home when police get phone calls like this but they turn out to be hoaxes.
Sgt. Renato Moreno explains that when police respond to these fake calls, it takes more than half of the emergency resources to prepare.
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