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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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16.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Well if calling it by some cutsey name and giving it attention in the media doesn't put a stop to it, I don't know what will.

783 days ago
17.

remy    

miley probably told somebody to call the police in order to keep her name in the news. everyday there's some story about this dumb attention whore

783 days ago
18.

WhyNot    

Meantime... back at the real crime... no SWAT team shows up, because some juvenile moron thought it was a real joke to call in a prank, and watch the cops roll. One could only hope the caller would be the one to need them and have them not be there for him. What an infantile, back brain, low IQ thing to do!

783 days ago
19.

Pseudonym    

in this day and age its rather simple to track a call and especially one made to the police. once these pitiful souls get caught, they will have some good sized fines and community service to enjoy!

783 days ago
20.

bruce hague    

How is this news? You report news on false alarms? What next?

783 days ago
21.

Reg    

Only crime here is that Liam finally realised that he has to wake up to that chipmunk.
Come on man, WTF are you doing with that swamp beast? Man up and grow a pair, Where is your Aussie pride? For Fs sake.

783 days ago
22.

joecrabs    

By putting this crap on your rag website, you just gave whoever did it a huge thrill. How about a little screening of stories, cuz this aint one.

783 days ago
23.

who-me    

Miley loves to pee on her carpet because she is a gross slut.

783 days ago
24.

Reg    

Imagine the bedroom scenes if you will,
(Miley) Daddy what you be doin that for/ Oh sorry Liam !!!!!!!!!!!!

783 days ago
25.

myopinion    

They should be charged...

783 days ago
26.

Kristoferian    

That would actually be really funny to pull, but you would havw do it from a payphone a long way away from your house, wear gloves, and use a lower voice to avoid being caught

783 days ago
27.

Marie    

And this girl is about to get married and start reproducing. Fabulous.

783 days ago
28.

i'm a lawyer!    

what a waste of resources. i'll be happy when this fad fades.

783 days ago
29.

big'un    

Well if anybody needs swats its Miley. I volunteer.

783 days ago
30.

Fat Mike    

How much you wanna bet it was one of the TMZ staff?

783 days ago
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