UPDATE: Alyssa Milano has posted a statement to social media disputing the Daily Mail report aggregated here. Milano says her neighbor called the police initially, and her husband called 911 to see when officers would arrive. In Milano’s telling of the story, the individual was a “man,” while the Daily Mail describes him as a “teenager.”
Apparently, rightwing media & trolls have decided that they should target me because my neighbor called the police after seeing a person dressed in black holding a rifle behind my home where I live with my young children and husband. Here is my statement and what really happened. pic.twitter.com/RwnSd9XCs0
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 22, 2020
The original writeup of the disputed story continues below.
At least Seven Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputy vehicles, a police helicopter, and other law enforcement members, responded after defund the police activist and actress Alyssa Milano called 911 over what turned out to be a boy shooting squirrels Sunday morning.
The Daily Mail reports that Milano called 911, believing the boy was a “gunman” on her property. The 47-year-old Who’s the Boss actress and her 39-year-old husband, Hollywood talent agent David Bugliari, thought they “heard what they believed to be gunshots on their 1.39-acre property.”
Responding officers were given a description of a “male, 40-years old, with long rifle.” They conducted a three-hour search for the suspect, only to find out it was actually “a neighborhood teen with an air gun shooting at squirrels.”
There was no mention of how much it cost in manpower, much less in automobile and helicopter fuel, to respond to Milano’s 911 call. But she has spent months, firing off numerous tweets to her 3.7 million followers, complaining about the monies directed to departments like the LAPD and has repeatedly called to “defund the police.”
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 9, 2020
Turn up the sound. This is why we protest. And we are not going to stop. #DefundThePolice
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 4, 2020
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 10, 2020
“What is the Los Angeles Police Protective League? @LAPPL is a narrow special interest group that lobbies our politicians to protect the LAPD budget, pension + officers. But electeds need to #ProtectPeopleNotPolice.
What is the Los Angeles Police Protective League? @LAPPL is a narrow special interest group that lobbies our politicians to protect the LAPD budget, pension + officers. But electeds need to #ProtectPeopleNotPolice. Sign the #PeoplesBudgetLA petition: https://t.co/d2h2JS6NyU
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) July 6, 2020
On July 21, 2020, Breitbart News reported that Milano blamed rioters’ damage to Portland, Oregon, on law enforcement. She suggested police and federal agents brought in to quell the violence were actually “terrorizing the community.”
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