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Magic Johnson

SWATTED

But Cops Smelled B.S.

5/3/2013 5:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Magic Johnson has just been swatted ... but this one is RADICALLY different from all the others ... because the LAPD is clearly hip to the prank now ... TMZ has learned.

Someone placed the electronic 911 call within the last hour ... claiming multiple shots were fired at Magic's L.A. home.  We're also told the caller claimed the shooters were holding someone hostage.

As for the LAPD's response ... it was anemic compared to prior 911 incidents.  We're told only a few patrol cars responded.  There were no choppers, no SWAT team, no guns-drawn maneuver.

Apparently the LAPD has now figured out the markers that distinguish swatting from the real deal.

Cops on scene quickly confirmed it was a prank.

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1.

Damsel_in_Distress    

Wrong picture, TMZ!!

540 days ago
2.

courtz05    

How about using a real picture of Magic Johnson

540 days ago
3.

Aimee    

Why is there a pic of Kobe??

540 days ago
4.

pshhh    

What does Kobe & his mom have to do with this ??

540 days ago
5.

Sj1977    

They must think all black basketball players are the saner person.

540 days ago
6.

Sj1977    

*same person

540 days ago
7.

Scott    

Ummmmmmm if that is a house then I live in a chicken coop :(

Peace

540 days ago
8.

Duke    

I thought they were not going to report on swatters anymore to hopefuully prevent them.

540 days ago
9.

SKiNET HD    

I ATE THE BONES!!!! (Sorry, had to let that out.)

540 days ago
10.

CoconutScrimp    

Didn't La Levin once confused Dr Conrad Murray with Tiger Woods? Now it's Kobe and Magic Johnson!

And add for the LAPD being hip to swatting... Hello! It's a black celeb, so I doubt it caring about hostages. Hell, it probably thought the hostage talkers were black!

540 days ago
11.

IwuvTMZ    

What he smelled?

540 days ago
12.

doucher    

Racist! Thinking all black people look the same

540 days ago
13.

Blondie    

Has this asshat come out of the closet yet?

540 days ago
14.

Hollywood    

TMZ, stop reporting these pranks. The idiots check their computer to see if they succeeded.

540 days ago
15.

Phreaky    

And if you dumba$$es at TMZ would quit reporting it, it would stop ENTIRELY.

540 days ago
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