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Boy Admits Kutcher Prank, Faces Two Felony Charges

By Tara MacIsaac
Epoch Times Staff
Created: March 12, 2013 Last Updated: March 13, 2013
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Boy admits Kutcher prank: A 12-year-old boy admitted to calling police to the home of actor Ashton Kutcher, falsely reporting gunshots on the property. The boy also faces felony charges for making a false bomb threat on a bank days later. 

A file photo of actor Ashton Kutcher—target of a boy's prank call that brought a SWAT team to his Los Angeles home in October. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

A file photo of actor Ashton Kutcher—target of a boy's prank call that brought a SWAT team to his Los Angeles home in October. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

A 12-year-old boy, whose name has not been released because he is a minor, admitted in a Los Angeles court on Monday that he made a false 911 call, claiming gunshots were being fired on actor Ashton Kutcher’s L.A. Home.

Kutcher, known for pulling his own pranks on the television series, “Punk’d,” was not the only focus of the boy’s calls. The boy made similar claims of gunshots on teen pop star Justin Bieber’s home in October 2012, according to Reuters.

Both calls were made in October, as was the boy’s false bomb threat on a Wells Fargo bank location in Los Angeles.

A Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office report states that the minor faces two felony counts—making false bomb threats, and computer intrusion.

The second count is due to his placing the bomb-threat call through a computer.

The prank calls are known as swatting, because a SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) team is called to the scene of a non-existent crime.

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