One of the most outspoken of all the liberal Hollywood celebrities, Alyssa Milano has never been shied away from her desire to support the ‘defund the police’ movement.
Irony came knocking on the door of her quiet California neighborhood over the weekend, as Milano and her husband called the police after believing they heard gunshots.
Turns out, it was just a teenage boy with an air gun.
Wow, that must be embarassing.
Milano has spent most of her time recently calling for defunding the police.
Now she calls them over an air gun.
Page Six from the New York Post has the the details on this giant misuderstanding:
Actress and “Defund the police” activist Alyssa Milano called 911 from her California home over the weekend, sparking a massive emergency response — over what turned out to be a teen shooting at squirrels with an air gun.
Seven Ventura County sheriff’s vehicles, a K-9 unit, a police helicopter and a Los Angeles Fire Department unit descended on the “Charmed” star’s SoCal sprawl Sunday morning, according to the Daily Mail.
“We first noticed the helicopter circling overhead very low and knew something was going on, it’s usually such a quiet community,” one neighbor of Milano’s told the outlet. “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.”
Milano, 47, and her talent-agent husband, Dave Bugliari, dialed 911 after hearing what they believed to be gunshots on their property, according to the neighbor, who was not identified by name in the report.
The couple reportedly told cops that the sound “scared their dogs,” and that responding officers should look for a man in his 40s with a long rifle.
After a roughly three-hour search, cops concluded the culprit was actually a teenager shooting an air gun at squirrels, the report said.
Twitter users called out Milano's hypocrisy.
The Sun has more on this embarassing moment for Milano:
The teenage boy turned himself into police when he witnessed the emergency response and later realized he was the cause of the commotion.
In July, the left-leaning activist urged her 3.7 million Twitter followers to sign the People's Budget LA, a petition that demands a 90 percent reduction in police funding.
Last month, she simply tweeted "#DefundThePolice" in response to a video that appeared to show cops pointing their guns at three black teenagers who called for help after being attacked by a homeless man.
But her tweets seem to be at odds with her actions on Sunday, with one neighbor claiming the actress "uses her platform in hypocritical ways.
"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," one neighbor said.
"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 tax payers thousands of dollars."
Milano has owned her Bell Canyon home since 2001.
She lives on the sprawling 1.94 acre property with her husband and their two children, nine-year-old Milo and six-year-old Elizabella.
This is life in 2020...