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Miley Cyrus

Cops Race to L.A. Home in

Apparent 'Swatting' Prank

8/2/2012 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0802_miley_cyrus_home_swatting_prank_tmz_ArticleCops raced to Miley Cyrus' L.A. house tonight after receiving a report about a possible home invasion ... but when they arrived to the scene, it turned out to be a false alarm ... and all signs point to a troubling prank known as "Swatting."

Law enforcement sources confirm ... the LAPD received a 911 call at 6:50 PM to report a possible home invasion, possible shots fired.

The LAPD responded immediately ... sending a chopper, and officers with high powered weapons , who immediately set up a perimeter around the home ... with guns drawn.

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But the cops quickly determined the house was quiet, no one was home ... and there was no sign of a crime -- it was a false alarm.

Law enforcement tells TMZ ... officials now believe the caller is a "911 abuser."

The call seems to fall in line with a prank called "Swatting" -- in which a caller tries to trick emergency responders into dispatching law enforcement (like the SWAT team) to a home by making up a serious crime.

Cops tell TMZ ... if the call was indeed a prank, which it appears to be, the caller will be arrested ... and face serious criminal charges. In fact, we're told if someone were to be hurt or killed due to the prank, the caller could even face felony charges.

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scoopie    

*yawn*

779 days ago
2.

Delilah    

*ahem* AppaRENT.

779 days ago
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LDB    

stupid whore

779 days ago
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BlindFury    

Yeah, sure prank the police. So when the police show up at your house. Jump out from behind something and yell "You got PUNK'ed!!!" and be sure to hide your hands in your shirt on pockets. The cops love that too.

779 days ago
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Alexa    

O.o

779 days ago
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Jay W.     

Would like to slip and slide with this girl.

779 days ago
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MrHarrybawls2010    

****Breaking News**** The Jackson Family Feud Is Over. A B-52 flew over the Jackson Family Compound in Calabasas, California at approx. 8:35 p.m. P.S.T tonight whereupon former v.p. Dick Cheney leaned out and took a massive dump on the (in) famous mansion. "The entire home has been destroyed", said a visibly shaken Latoya Jackson. "...Let the peace process begin..." No word yet if Jermaine or Janet was in the mansion at the time. More on this story as it develops.
Love & Empathy,
Wolf Blitzer

779 days ago
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hailey    

That did absolutely nothing but probably scare the **** out of Miley and Liam while they're in Philidelphia. What a stupid prank, people have nothing better to do with there lives than prank call the police>>>> Pathetic.

779 days ago
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LDB    

Stupid fad just like planking

779 days ago
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dskowulf    

Tmz. Dam

779 days ago
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Robyn    

Come on guys .. it's APPARENT

779 days ago
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John Basedow    

Wow, swatting. That seems pretty cool........................

779 days ago
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Yup    

Buncha stupid kids probably did this. Luckily, calls to 911 are recorded and numbers verified. The jackass that did this will definitely have his/her ass tossed into jail...

779 days ago
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Mhmmmmm Das Right!    

I have the footage here: http://youtu.be/ydsZN-o2I7M

779 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

there is actually a nae for calling 911 and saying its a serious crime?? ive always called it prank calls..also i would love to add.miley cyrus needs to go away.she is always doing stupid **** to let people know she isnt under 18 any more.we get it miley you are a young adult and dont work for disney any more.no need to try hard to let everyone know what they already know.stupid whore skank

779 days ago
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