Dumb kid arrested for punking Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber

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A juvenile suspect whose name, naturally, is being withheld, was arrested for placing fake distress calls to police, sending them scrambling to the homes of Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber in October. This high-tech punking is apparently called "swatting," and it involves alerting authorities about big, bad crimes—in Kutcher's case, supposed multiple shootings—that didn't actually happen. It's poetic justice, some might say, for the creator of Punk'd, while others might say that the emergency crews who responded might've been better off helping people who were actually in trouble—especially when the intended prankee wasn't even home. [CNN]

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