Remember when we wrote about a new trend called swatting a few months back? Well it hasn't seemed to have slowed down at all.
If you remember, swatting is where pranksters call police to falsely report that a major crime is underway at some celebrity's home. Attempted kidnappings and shootings have been some of the most common crimes falsely reported. This weekend, "X-Factor" judge Simon Cowell was the latest celebrity to fall victim to this form of bullying. Other swatting victims include actor Ashton Kutcher and singers Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus. Because these people are well-known celebrities, there is usually a full tactical police response, which takes money and resources away from people who might actually need it.