Chris Brown's home was searched by police Monday afternoon, responding to a false domestic abuse call. The incident is one of many "Swatting" pranks in recent weeks.
Chris brown is no stranger to controversy. Between his serious allegations for a domestic disputeÂ with former girlfriend andÂ recentÂ collaborator, Rihanna, and an altercation involvingÂ Drake and Meek Mill in aÂ NYCÂ club last year, anotherÂ abuse scandal wouldn't come as much ofÂ a surprise to anyone. However, Chris is in the clear on the recent police invasion of his L.A. home, which turned out to be another instanceÂ of theÂ newly popular "Swatting" pranks.
TMZ reportsÂ thatÂ L.A. police received a call Monday afternoon from an anonymous caller. Said caller detailed a situation in which a mother and father were fighting, and the father had just left the room to get his gun. The caller provided Mr. Brown's address, failing to report it was the famous R&B singer's abode.
The cops arrived to the house to find Brown's staff, but Brown himself was absent. Needless to say, there was no evidence ofÂ the reported domestic abuse claim, after a thorough search of the home.Â
The police have lumped the prank call into a new trend of "Swatting" hoaxes. The purpose of the calls is to get police, and evenÂ SWAT teamsÂ to invade various celebrities homes, unbeknownst to either party. A similar call came to Beverly Hills police last week, regarding a fake armed robbery at Tom Cruise's mansion. Similar pranks have been played on the likes of Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber.