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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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81 COMMENTS

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31.

YouDontSay    

I am so scared of what LA does to criminals.....NOT! Lazy azzes dont even go after people who commit real crime.

781 days ago
32.

SheisHot    

There is something about Miley that always wakes me up.

781 days ago
33.

It's Dave    

Swatting is generally used to have the police murder someone you dislike as these SWAT teams usually shoot first and ask questions later. Anybody who does it should be charged with premeditated murder if someone dies and attempted murder in a case such as this one.

781 days ago
34.

parlayer    

She was at Nude photo shoot! Back Charge her for the false alarm!!

781 days ago
35.

Dianne    

Swatting seems to be a new trend (like the "teens" invading and looting stores). I know a few people this has happened too.

I hope there's a way to figure out who the swatters are and send them to prison so they can reflect on the suck that they are.

781 days ago
36.

anne10    

As juvenile as she acts--I don't see anything in this story that indicates that Miley had anything to do with this dangerous 'prank'. So why jump on her? Hope the cops find who did it and throw the book at them.

781 days ago
37.

Dramazone    

ha ha, suckers...

781 days ago
38.

tune59    

Get braces, Miley Cyrus. You can afford them.

781 days ago
39.

Peter Hobson    

I can see 8 cops plus a fire truck. Wonder if the cops would have "rushed" to the scene if the caller's name was Earl Hansen.

781 days ago
40.

wayne    

Ha ha ha ha
*claps hands*

781 days ago
41.

Bill Andrews    

Don't feel bad, I alway's thought Chick-Fil-A was a Tampon company ?.. Life's mis-understandings ?.. For everything else there is creit cards !

781 days ago
42.

dd    

Fool!

781 days ago
43.

IceGypsy    

Prob some seedy paparazzi looking for a story to fill their silly little paper.

781 days ago
44.

janet    

Destiney Miley Cyrus. She has alot of money from the Disney tv show and that's it.

Cyrus on her own, she can't cut it.

781 days ago
45.

JP    

Oh those crazy teens and 20-somethings with those cell phones mommy and daddy bought them and pay their monthly phone bills.

781 days ago
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