Wolf Blitzer Is Apparently Famous Enough to Get ‘Swatted’

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"Swatting," a fad like planking and fridging (but far more dangerous and expensive), might finally be over now that it's trickled down to CNN's Wolf Blitzer. The prank, currently reaching "epidemic" proportions, is designed to send the SWAT team to the homes of famous people, like Ryan Seacrest, Chris Brown, and Justin Timberlake, with anonymous calls or messages to police alleging violence in progress. At Blitzer's home in Bethesda, Maryland, over the weekend, authorities were told someone had been shot and set up a perimeter only to find out it was fake, and that the man of the house wasn't even home. "Wolf is fine," said a network spokesperson. "That's what matters most." The prankster is not in custody, no matter what CNN says.