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Pharrell is the latest celebrity victimized by swatting prank


ABC/Eric McCandlessWhen you think of Christmas week, you think of houses decorated with twinkling lights, presents under the tree with care, and quiet nights.  The last thing you’d expect is your home surrounded by a cacophony of sirens and flashing lights.  Unfortunately, that happened to Pharrell Williams.

TMZ learned that the “Happy” singer was a recent swatting victim, which means someone reported a bogus crime at his home — forcing a full police response.

The incident happened Monday when a caller claimed someone at Pharrell’s house died after being accidentally shot in the stomach.  Police raced to the scene only to find confused, but unharmed, house guests.

Police did investigate to make sure no crime had taken place and ultimately determined that the 911 report was, indeed, bogus.  That said, swatting is illegal for various reasons, so police are now investigating who was behind the call.  

Pharrell was reportedly not home at the time.

With this, the 46-year-old now joins an ever-growing list of celebrity swatting victims, which include RihannaSelena GomezJustin TimberlakeJason Derulo and many others.

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