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Diddy

SWATTED

Cops Swarm Rapper's Home

4/3/2013 11:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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More than A DOZEN cop cars and TWO police helicopters raced to Diddy's L.A. home moments ago ... but law enforcement sources tell TMZ the incident is yet another "swatting" prank.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... a swatter made a call that someone was shot inside the home.

Sources at the scene tell us ... cops are already dispersing ... and officials now know it was another celebrity swatting prank.

We were initially told the target was Steve Carell ... there were multiple cop cars in his driveway.  We're told cops secured his house because it's right next to Diddy's.

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In fact, Diddy isn't the first star on his block to have been swatted -- Miley Cyrus' parents' home was targeted in a similar prank last year.

FYI -- cops take the swatting thing VERY seriously ... and have said they will prosecute the perpetrator to the fullest extent of the law.

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16.

Beyawnce     

What a waste of time, energy and money; should spend on food... :(

538 days ago
17.

TOGCIADC    

FYI -- cops take the swatting thing VERY seriously ... and have said they will prosecute the perpetrator to the fullest extent of the law.

And if there isn't a law they will make one up, hunt them down and kill them... after all that is what LAPD does best!

538 days ago
18.

D    

Oh sure, we all know how much laws mean in Cali!

538 days ago
19.

rumsrite     

Is it because of exposed.re ?

538 days ago
20.

It's me     

Wtf is wrong with your cops? Trace the number like really! In this day this shouldn't be to hard.

538 days ago
21.

gottips    

this is because of exposed.re

538 days ago
22.

Vernon P. Alarcon    

dippy dooty dopey dinkey p fluffy puffy fluffer .. so gansta!!!!!
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harvey levin is a silly squinting gay dwarf

538 days ago
23.

Cricket    

This is a ridiculous and dangerous waste. It isn't funny and I hope they catch all idiots involved.

538 days ago
24.

Dara    

TMZ must have no fact-checkers working today...

538 days ago
25.

amazinglybored    

Lohan will SWAT herself for attention and not be punished, I'm calling it now. This whole thing is ridiculous though

538 days ago
26.

Conservatives are Cowards    

Why do the police respond with a full SWAT team without getting verification from other officers on the ground? This seems like an extremely inefficient way to respond to emergency calls, especially when there is a history of these kinds of pranks. If it's just because they're celebrities, then the police deserve to incur the result of these costs and their inefficient, wasteful practices. If it's part of their standard protocol, then their policies and procedures need to be reviewed.
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In any case, it seems to me that the police are overreacting to these situations absent confirmation from a cop on the ground that such a response is even necessary. No wonder California is going broke if they waste money like this.

538 days ago
27.

Dara    

"What's wrong with cops..." ?
Well... you can't "trace" a prepaid/disposable cell phone, now - can you? So - that's why (unless they are really stupid), most of these little punks will get away with it.

538 days ago
28.

Menace to society     

The only swat this prick needs us across his face with an open hand I call it a PIMP SLAP

538 days ago
29.

CJ    

God that baby is going to be fugly.

538 days ago
30.

verlinda    

Prosecute ??? Not in L.A.

538 days ago
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