Chris Brown the Latest "Swatting" Target

A fake domestic violence call, no less


A fake report of domestic violence drew Los Angeles police to singer Chris Brown's home Monday, authorities said, the latest in a series of "swatting" incidents targeting celebrities.

A caller who contacted police shortly before 5 p.m. told them of a domestic violence situation and said he wasn't sure whether the singer's mother had been shot, authorities said.

When officers arrived, only members of Brown's staff were at the home — the singer was not, police said. His parents arrived after police officers had arrived and searched the home.