Authorities have dubbed the incident “Squirrelgate,' after actress and 'defund the police' activist Alyssa Milano and her husband reportedly called police on a teen with an air gun shooting squirrels.
DailyMail.com has video of first responders coming to the aid of the “#DefundThePolice” activist at her five bed, six bath, 8,000 square foot, $2.5 million home.
Milano, who had previously tweeted, “#DefundThePolice” in August, had her husband call for authorities when she thought there was an armed gunman in woods near her home.
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 of a suspect to the officers who was 'male, 40-years old, with long rifle'.
Multiple officers, a helicopter and a K-9 unit showed up.
Milano has taken to Twitter to argue about how she is not a hypocrite by contacting the police that she seeks to defund. She claims her husband only contacted authorities after a neighbor made her aware of the person in the woods and that they had originally contacted authorities. She and her husband only called them AGAIN.
“My husband subsequently called 911 to check on when they would be arriving. While on the line, they arrived,” Milano says.
DailyMail.com reports that a male teenager witnessed the emergency response and later realized he was the cause and turned himself in.
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
“These are exactly the type of situations that police officers are trained for and should be responding to, and we will always support police having the resources they need for appropriate policing actions,” she said.
"Appropriate" actions, like responding to concerns about a teenager near HER home. Of course.