Brand thinks celebrity swatting prank 'would be a laugh'

Russell Brand claims he would probably carry out similar pranks if he was a teenager but admits it is not a good idea to waste the time of law enforcement.

Russell Brand claims he would probably carry out similar pranks if he was a teenager but admits it is not a good idea to waste the time of law enforcement.

The British comedian's Los Angeles home was swarmed by armed police on Monday after an anonymous caller falsely claimed there was a man with a gun on the property.

The 37-year-old 'Brand X' host told 'On Air with Ryan Seacrest' on Wednesday: "If all swatting attacks are this unnoticeable I'm ready for war because I didn't even know it had happened, I still don't know what a swatting attack is!"

"I wasn't [there] I was out. There's always some helicopters and police at my house anyway because of my involvement in other activities so I didn't notice any additional ones.

"Swatting, I don't like the word very much. Swatting, obviously what you do to insects or a passing bottom.

"I think if I I were a teenager I'd definitely do it, but what would be bad would be if the police were attending a swatting and then an actual crime happened and it took the police too long to get there because they were doing a swatting but other than that it sounds like a laugh."

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) were called to the actor's house earlier this week after they were told there was a man with a gun at the abode, but the officers did not find anyone with a weapon and nobody appeared to be in danger.

Earlier this month, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Diddy all fell victim to the prank.

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