Leave it to the Kardashians to bring pranking to insanely dramatic heights. Apparently, the reality TV family are the most recent victims of a mischievous new fad called “swatting,” in which a perpetrator calls the authorities and alerts them to a (fictional) situation that merits the convergence of, in this case, multiple SWAT cars and helicopters on the victims’ home. The exact nature of this particular phone call is still not known, the L.A. Times reports.
Both Kim and Kendall took to Twitter to express their outrage at the situation, which occurred yesterday afternoon, but Bruce wasn’t too angry to pose for an Instagram picture with the responding officers. Other recent victims include fellow bigwigs like Ashton Kutcher, Tom Cruise, and Justin Bieber.
This is clearly a big waste of everyone’s time, energy, and resources — and we’re not talking about the Kardashians. But the young hooligans of Malibu have to get their jollies somehow, and the image of Kim K. shaking a bedazzled fist at them from a multimillion dollar front porch is more than a little amusing.