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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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61.

Sammy    

Oh, I thought maybe there was another siting of Millie leaving the gym without a bra on!

780 days ago
62.

Sammy    

Oh, I thought there was another siting of Millie going outside for the newspaper without a bra on again! That's always news, isn't it?

779 days ago
63.

RhaeG    

Even when she isn't in California, Miley Cyrus still has to deal with crazy, unruly pranksters.
What do you guys think of the 'swatting' prank? Sound off here: (http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/2012/08/prankster-calls-911-miley-cyruss-home)

778 days ago
64.

postalron    

dumb slut SHOULD be swatted. right across the face

491 days ago
65.

Bill    

Looks like the next generations Lindsay Lohan

491 days ago
66.

al green    

Too bad it wasn't like a fly!

491 days ago
67.

Adrian Garcia    

Glad to know they race there with high powered rifles for a celeb, but take forever when someone actually needs them!

491 days ago
68.

Greg O'Hara     

Miley needs to be licked continuously.

490 days ago
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