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Ashton Kutcher

12-Year-Old Boy CHARGED for Swatting Prank

2/7/2013 2:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The 12-year-old boy who allegedly SWATTED Ashton Kutcher -- by reporting a fake gun battle inside the actor's home -- has been charged with several crimes in connection to the incident ... TMZ has learned.

We broke the story ... cops raced to Ashton's L.A. home in October after the boy allegedly contacted police and said there were people in the residence with guns and explosives. The caller also said several people had been shot.

When police arrived, they realized the whole thing was a prank -- there was never any real danger.

Officials believe the boy also pulled a similar "swatting" prank on an L.A. bank later that month.

The boy has been charged with two felony counts of making false bomb threats and two felony counts of computer intrusion.

The boy -- whose name has not been released because he is a minor -- is set to be arraigned in Juvenile Court tomorrow.

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exlax    

demi just getting off a bruce high

440 days ago
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tamara    

TMZ may need drug testing to log on here.

440 days ago
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tleeg    

What a little punk kid.

440 days ago
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CLINT    

I see the TMZ comment line has now become an outlet for every religious nut and hate filled racist. I guess I will spend plenty of time skipping through the names I have jotted down so I don't have to read such idiocy.

440 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

You will never Win an OSCAR...

440 days ago
21.

JD    

These kids need a punch in the mouth and they aren't getting that at home or at school for their d-bag behavior. So yeah throw the book on that brat, make him spend quality time at 'juvi' and have a police record.

440 days ago
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cobrazombie    

Kid might get lucky. Juvenile jails might be overcrowded like all the other LA jails. Oh, that's right, he's not a celebrity. Tough luck!

440 days ago
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Jennyfrenzy     

Lolling at the pic from the front page, I thought Ashton was the 12 year old boy. Lol

440 days ago
24.

jen    

I agree Max! This kid was wrong and deserves punishment but if he were a Lohan, Chris Brown etc he would get away with a slap on the wrist but since he's not you can bet he won't.

440 days ago
25.

Stacy    

I saw the 12yr old boy I SWORE it was linsay lohan!! Lol

440 days ago
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PT    

Better make an example of him or they'll lose respect even more. Public crucifixion oughta do it.

440 days ago
27.

Cricket    

Not only should the boy have to work off the monetary waste, he should have to do community service w/ the families of officers killed responding to actual such events.

440 days ago
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anne10    

Some of these commentors thought this kind of thing was funny when Kutcher did similar things on his show, Punk'd. Not so funny now-----

440 days ago
29.

Ozzie X    

NEWS FLASH 12-Year-Old Boy CHARGED for Swatting Prank.

Which constitutes the staff at TMZ.

440 days ago
30.

There's a problem here    

Poor little thing is a juvenile so you can't publish his name. Here's an idea - Publish his parent's names and faces so everyone can see the people who are going to have to pay the fine.They should have to make restitution for every single cent it cost to deploy, including meals and fuel for the vehicles and anything like batteries used for communication, etc.

440 days ago
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