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September 29, 2016: Online Personality Charged with Felony Vandalism in False Police Report Case

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

Calum McSwiggan, who is known for his online posts and videos, has been charged with vandalism in connection with the case in which he allegedly claimed he had been attacked by three men in West Hollywood, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Case 6AR31941 was dismissed today to make way for a newly filed felony case. On Sept. 26, McSwiggan, 26, pleaded not guilty in case SA093827 to one felony count of vandalism over $400 damage and one misdemeanor count of false report to a peace officer.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Nov. 7 in Department W31 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Airport Branch.

According to the felony complaint, McSwiggan damaged the car mirror and bumper of a vehicle on June 27. The defendant then is alleged to have falsely reported to police that he had been beaten by the vehicle’s driver and two other men, prosecutors said.

The defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of three years and six months in county jail if convicted as charged.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, West Hollywood Station.