‘Defund the police’ advocate Alyssa Milano went against her principles when she called 911 for an ‘armed gunman’ on her California property.
According to reports, at least seven vehicles, a police helicopter, a K-9 unit, and a Los Angeles Fire Department squad rushed to her home.
The actress and her husband, 39-year-old Dave Bugliari, called 911 when they heard what they thought were gunshots.
A neighbor said in an interview with Daily Mail: “We first noticed the helicopter circling overhead very low and knew something was going on, it’s usually such a quiet community.
“Then we saw all the police cars parked in front of Alyssa’s home. They had their guns at the ready and seemed very serious.”
Officers received a description for a suspect – a 40-year-old man with a rifle.
The couple were concerned that someone was stalking the actress.
“It turned out it was a neighborhood teen with an air gun shooting at squirrels,” a neighbor said to Daily Mail.
The teen turned himself into police when he realized that he was the cause of the emergency response.
In July, Milano urged her followers on Twitter to sign the People’s Budget LA, a petition demanding a 90% reduction in police funding.
A month later, she wrote on Twitter: ‘DefundThePolice’ in response to a viral clip that shows cops pointing their guns at three teens who called for help after they were attacked.
One neighbor claimed Milano ‘uses her platform in hypocritical ways.’
A resident said: “She can tweet those things because at the end of the day she lives behind gates in a gated community. She knows the police will come to save her.
But what about all those people who don’t have that luxury and live in unsafe neighborhoods? She obviously doesn’t care.”
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