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LA police to withhold info on celeb hoax calls


Los Angeles police say they’ll no longer routinely issue news releases on hoax emergency calls targeting the homes of celebrities.

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Simon Cowell latest victim of Hollywood crime hoax

Television show judge, poducer Simon Cowell. AFP FILE PHOTO

TV talent show guru Simon Cowell is the latest victim of a string of so-called “swatting” hoaxes in Los Angeles, in which police are called to celebrities’ homes by false reports of crimes.

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