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Russell Brand

SWATTED

4/8/2013 4:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The swatting epidemic continues ... this time, the victim is Russell Brand, TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... cops raced to Brand's L.A. home after receiving a call from someone reporting two men with guns approaching the home.

We're told the caller told police one of the men was black, one white -- and they were each sporting body armor.

When cops arrived to the scene, no one was there -- Russell had left the home 30 minutes prior to the call.

After a thorough inspection of the property, cops eventually determined the whole thing was a prank -- another "swatting" incident ... just like Bieber, Ashton Kutcher, Diddy, the Kardashians, etc.

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61.

Majestik    

Way to go, TMZ DUMBAZZES. I keep saying it, time and again. STOP GIVING these azzholes the attention they want. IF NO ONE on net announces their swatting, they'll stop doing it. They won't swat unless it gets attention.

528 days ago
62.

BigMacIsBack    

If Ashton hasn't been a victim himself, I'd say that all this "swatting" was the result of the GREATEST series of pranks ever, never to be topped. But, alas.....

528 days ago
63.

erkg    

well maybe if the media outlets stopped reporting it, they'd realize they're not getting any publicity and stop doing it.

528 days ago
64.

heder    

That roof would be horrible in the rain.. or god forbid the snow, no slope!!!

528 days ago
65.

H Calahan    

Hasn't anyone realized that it is the police that are doing the swatting. When they get to the celebrities homes, they evacuate the home and then search the home. But what they are really doing is gaining access to the home and probably leaving listening devices in those homes. When the Kardashians got swatted, they had everyone stand outside, while the police had access to the home. Everyone is led to believe they are searching the house to make sure it is safe, but what they are really doing is leaving spying devices. If I got swatted I would make sure I went in the home with the police to watch them. Harvey, what do you think?

528 days ago
66.

who dat    

Russell seems like a cool guy. He walked away from his divorce without taking half of what he was legally entitled too. Not many would have. He pulls lots of tail too. Always see pics of him with hot girls. All in all probably a nice guy.

528 days ago
67.

dmileslangosta    

You realize if you stopped giving them attention....ah never mind.

528 days ago
68.

JD    

I sincerely hope the cops don't start treating these like the boy who cried wolf. It'd suck if all these are just to desensitize the cops so that when the REAL event happens, they are slow to respond. Or if some REAL psycho decides to take advantage of the fact that these may start to be assumed pranks.

528 days ago
69.

Tina    

Methinks Russell would rather enjoy a good swatting.

528 days ago
70.

Stubaby    

I fell like theres a race between Zooey DeShennal and Russel Brand to be most irritating human being on earth.

528 days ago
71.

LAMusing    

Glad to know someone finds it amusing that police resources we pay for are being used for pranks instead of, you know, actual crimes.

526 days ago
72.

Tracey    

I am baffled they don't have the technology or insight to figure out when it is fake.

526 days ago
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