The Clout Gang house, situated in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles, California has been raided by armed law enforcement, making it the latest victim of ‘swatting’.
Swatting involves hoax calls being made to the police, claiming that a hostile or dangerous situation is taking place at a person’s home, in the hope that armed officers will enter the residence.
The ‘Clout Gang’, which includes the likes of Ricegum, FaZe Banks, Alissa Violet and Carrington Durham have been the latest targets of this false alarm hoax.
Alissa Violet recently took to her Snapchat account to show the residents of the Clout Gang house in their garage, talking to armed police officers during the incident.
The YouTube star appeared to be generally unphased by the event, joking on her social media that she was “having the best time”, and that it was “so fun”.[ad name=”article3″]
Swatting has unfortunately become a regular occurrence amongst popular internet personalities, to the point where some online stars are in regular contact with their local law enforcement about the issue.
The identity of the person who made the hoax call has not been released, nor has the details of the call itself. Unfortunately, while swatting incidents can be looked on as a joke by those who make the fake reports, they can be extremely dangerous situations for the victims of the hoax, as shown by a fatal swatting incident which took place in December 2017.