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Left-wing billionaire George Soros has fallen victim to a phony “swatting” incident, becoming the latest high-profile figure to have police called to their homes for a false emergency.
“The Southampton Village, New York, estate of George Soros was reportedly “swatted” on Saturday, adding the left-wing billionaire to a list of other high-profile people who have become victims of the 911 prank over the past couple of weeks,” Fox News reported.
The outlet cited a New York Post report that said the Southampton Village Police Department took a 911 call shortly before 9 p.m. on Saturday from someone claiming that he shot his wife and was then threatening to kill himself at the Old Town Road mansion of Soros.
Officers hurried to the scene, but the call turned out to be false, per Southampton Village Detective Sgt. Herman Lamison, the Post noted.
Soros has funneled billions to left-wing causes and policies over decades, most recently pouring tens of millions into metro-area district attorney races to elect ‘progressive’ candidates who go on to implement ‘reforms’ such as ending cash bail and refusing to prosecute a large number of crimes. Police and police advocates have blamed those policies for dramatic increases in crime in their jurisdictions.
Late last week, Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows said that her home was “swatted” after she decided to remove former President Donald Trump from her state’s Republican primary ballot.
Swatting is a “prank” where police are called to a home after someone falsely reports that a crime has taken place or is taking place.
She announced that she had been swatted in a post on Facebook.
“Dear friends, Thank you for the messages of love and support. I’ve been moved by everyone and especially by those from friends and loved ones who disagree with my decision but have reached out to express love and respect. Many of you have asked if Brandon and I are safe. We are away for the holiday weekend. We were not home yesterday when threats escalated, and our home address was posted online,” she wrote.
“It was a good thing because our home was swatted last night. That’s when someone calls in a fake emergency to evoke a strong law enforcement response to scare the target. Swatting incidents have resulted in casualties, although thankfully this one did not,” she added in the post.
“This behavior is unacceptable. The non-stop threatening communications the people who work for me endured all day yesterday is unacceptable. It’s designed to scare not only me but also others into silence, to send a message. I am so grateful to have such an amazing team of employees at the Department of Secretary of State. Brandon and I are grateful for the incredible, dedicated support from law enforcement in this time. They’ve been amazing,” she added.
Also, a disgusted and frustrated Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) sounded off on Christmas Day after being “swatted” again for what she believes was the eighth time.
Rome, Ga., police were called again to Taylor’s home for an alleged emergency shortly before noon, the New York Post confirmed.
According to the report, someone called into the emergency dispatch center and claimed he shot his girlfriend while threatening suicide himself.
“Our team coordinated with her security detail in their response, and it was determined that there was no emergency and that she was safe,” the spokesperson told The Post. “Our response was canceled en route.”
“I was just swatted. This is like the 8th time,” Greene posted on the X platform. “On Christmas with my family here. My local police are the GREATEST and shouldn’t have to deal with this.
“I appreciate them so much and my family and I are in joyous spirits celebrating the birth of our savior Jesus Christ!” she added.