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Ashton Kutcher

'Home Invasion'

A Prank

10/3/2012 1:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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2:06 PT PM -- A police spokesperson just addressed the media about the situation, claiming law enforcement was NOT notified via a 911 call ... but via a teletext message, as if coming from a deaf person.

The spokesperson said the message appears to be a hoax. According to the officer, it's unclear where the teletext originated from.

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2:43 PM PT -- Ashton just tweeted ... he's "safe and sound" back on the set of "Two and a Half Men."

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The alleged home invasion robbery at Ashton Kutcher's house today was a prank -- a case of "swatting" -- and cops are now on the hunt for the culprit ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... someone called 911 and reported they were holed up in the bathroom and that there were shots fired inside the house and people were either injured or dead.

There were indeed 3 people inside the house -- people working on Ashton's crib, but there was no one in the bathroom and no injured people or dead bodies.

Our law enforcement sources say cops have closed the "home invasion" investigation and now know it's a case of swatting -- where a caller tricks 911 and reports a phony crime of a serious nature, which happened recently with Miley Cyrus. 

Our sources say cops believe the culprit or culprits were scoping out the home because they knew 3 people were inside. None of the 3 workers are suspects.

Ashton was not home at the time but his Lexus just pulled up at the house.

1003_ashton_kutcher_Arriving_home_swatting_tmzCops are 'aggressively" looking for the culprits.

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16.

NOT ELMO    

So he drives a LEXUS, Wow!.........................NOT!

747 days ago
17.

Wow ...    

Though it is amusing to say, Ashton got punked it isn't funny. In a state of financial hardship, do we understand the amount of money spent for this call? How about the people who really needed LAP at their home and were delayed because of it? It wasn't Ashton who got punked at all, but the taxpayers! These so called 'pranksters are loving every minute of it, knowing they are getting the national spotlight. What a shame.

747 days ago
18.

sidithers    

certain questions boggle the mind
Where God come from?
How is space infinite?
And why in the hell is Asston Kutcher a star??

747 days ago
19.

LK    

I ALWAYS THOUGHT MILEY HAD SOMETHING 2 DO WITH HER'S
& NOW IT JUST SO HAPPENS 2 ASHTON
NOW THAT SHE STARED WORKING WITH HIM ON 2 & 1/2 MEN
STRANGE ?????

747 days ago
20.

derp    

The worst part about this:

"2:43 PM PT -- Ashton just tweeted ... he's "safe and sound" back on the set of "Two and a Half Men."

Noooooooo

747 days ago
21.

Julies    

What kind of loser thinks doing this is funny? Wow, such a small and creepy person you must be.

747 days ago
22.

LK    

2 1/2 MEN JUST AIN'T SAME
NOT WINNING !!!!! LOL

747 days ago
23.

Carl    

If it didn't waste police time and resources it would be pretty funny.

747 days ago
24.

Majestik    

I honestly believe, it's time that all the big cell phone companies, and the small ones finally pull disposable cells off the market. There is NO USE for them anymore when you have people using them for serious crimes.

747 days ago
25.

LiLo's boy toy    

Those are the kind of pranks that gets someone hurt to death.

747 days ago
26.

Kim    

Did anyone else notice how FINE that cop spokesperson was?? OMG!!

747 days ago
27.

Itoldu    

The bigger issue is that not one PD can afford to f-around with this BS.
While these ******* do this,SOMEONE IS GOiNG TO SUFFER......

747 days ago
28.

KnucklesJohnson    

I give Ashton credit -- he's managed to hold the #1 Hollywood Douchebag spot for over ten years now. He's good.

747 days ago
29.

Raymond    

Ashton just tweeted ... he's "safe and sound"


Guess in his keyed up fantasy he's been ambushed by three brawny homos looking to show him some generic affection.

747 days ago
30.

Parker    

Aston is like niki Minaj....total douche water their mother forgot to throw out...phk Ashton!

747 days ago
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