'Damn Daniel' Creator Victim Of SWATTING Hoax: Caller Told 911 He Shot Mom

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  • by: Alan Duke

The creator of the "Damn Daniel" viral phenomenon was rudely awakened Tuesday morning when cops surrounded his Southern California home in response to a false 911 call.

A caller reported that the teen who produced the viral video shot his mom with an AK-47, according to TMZ. It was a bad hoax, the kind police call Swatting.

It's not the first time "Damn Daniel" has been the target of a hoax. Read: Hoax Alert: 'Damn Daniel' Teen NOT Hospitalized After Being Beaten And Robbed For His White Vans

  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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