Defund the Police Activist Alyssa Milano Calls Army of Cops to Her Home Over Nothing
Dozens of police descend on neighborhood as actress wrongly claims gunman on her property
Far-left actress and advocate for the "Defund the Police" movement Alyssa Milano called 911 and commanded a huge presence from law enforcement at her home over a giant nothingburger.
Milano, who frequently calls for police departments to be defunded, expected cops to be at her beck and call on Sunday morning when she wrongly believed an armed gunman was on her Bell Canyon property.
The call triggered an emergency response that saw seven Ventura County Sheriffs' vehicles, one K-9 unit, a police helicopter, and one Los Angeles Fire Department team all scrambled to the area to surround her home.
Photos show the first responders coming to the aid of the 47-year-old at her five-bed, six-bath, 8,000 square foot, $2.5 million mansion.
A neighbor in the upscale gated community, that sits just 20 minutes north of Los Angeles, told reporters: "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."
Alyssa and her talent agent husband Dave Bugliari, 39, they said, had dialed 911 when they heard what they believed to be gunshots on their 1.39-acre property.
They allegedly told the emergency hotline the sound "scared their dogs" and made them feel like the gunman was nearby.
A description was given to the officers of a suspect who was "male, 40-years old, with a long rifle."
The two, who have been married since 2009, were also concerned that it may be someone stalking the former Charmed and Who's The Boss star.
The "Nextdoor" neighborhood app was rife with concerns.
"Just drove by about 12 armed officers on Bell Canyon Road," one resident wrote.
"They are responding to a call reporting a man with a gun in the neighborhood!!
"This was also the cause of the helicopter. Stay inside, stay safe!"
Alyssa Milano's gate sat open with law enforcement guarding the entire perimeter of the street, photos obtained by the Daily Mail show.
The search by air and street-level lasted over three hours and ended abruptly at 12.20 pm.
"It turned out it was a neighborhood teen with an air gun shooting at squirrels," a resident told the Mail.
The male teenager witnessed the emergency response and later realized he was the cause and turned himself in.
The officers then had an impromptu meeting with some of the residents in the Bell Canyon community center, confirming what they dubbed, "Squirrelgate."
Turn up the sound. This is why we protest. And we are not going to stop. #DefundThePolice— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 4, 2020
This is the problem. We've militarized the police. To protect and serve? Please. How many hungry children would the cost of this tank feed? How many community programs would this serve? How many classroom supplies or childcare programs? Mental health services?#DefundPolice https://t.co/eSC0oLecfJ— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 19, 2020
In July, the left leaning activist Alyssa tweeted out to her 3.7 million followers a link, urging them to sign the "People's Budget L.A." that demands a 90 percent reduction in police funding.
She tweeted: "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 (sic) need to #ProtectPeopleNot Police. Sign the #People'sBudgetLA petition."
Then in August, she tweeted simply, "#DefundThePolice."
Her anti-cop activism appears to be at direct odds with her actions on Sunday, September 20, however.
One neighbor says, "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.
"She uses her platform in hypocritical ways.
"Why not send your husband into the yard to find out what is actually going on before you call the police?
"I would guesstimate the response today from law enforcement cost taxpayers thousands of dollars."
This isn't the first time she has been called out for being a hypocrite.
Who is the Leader of Karens? Alyssa Milano pic.twitter.com/DbVzpY4UJn— Rose McGowan (@rosemcgowan) September 23, 2020
In August, ex-Charmed castmate Rose McGowan went on a Twitter rant accusing her of stealing the #metoo movement.
The feud prompted the hashtag #AlyssaMilanoIsALie to trend on Twitter.