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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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31.

William    

They were "HELD UP"

661 days ago
32.

Steph    

Proofread! Aside from all the other errors in this story (Lexis, hold up), you said: Cops are 'aggressively" looking for the culprits.
Jeez.

661 days ago
33.

Dinka    

The amount of errors in this article makes my head want to explode. Most obvious: it's "Lexus," not "Lexis." Oh man.

661 days ago
34.

janet    

Not so funny when it happenes to you. Want to bet Kutcher get's all the locks changed. Just in case.

Lohan is probally like that could have been my attention. All Kutcher did was get punked how come he gets the media. All I did was accuse someone of attacking and assulting and got him arrested.

Lohan didn't drop the charges the police dropped the charges.

661 days ago
35.

Gigi    

One of these days somebody is going to be killed in one of these phony incidents and I truly hope that the adorable little "pranksters" spend the rest of their lives in prison when it happens.

661 days ago
36.

cobrazombie    

Punk'd.

661 days ago
37.

DaveT    

Like anyone needs proof that someone claiming there are "Russians with weapons" was a prank :D

661 days ago
38.

bigcasino    

lol! punked!

661 days ago
39.

joe gillis    

how's his bald patch going ?

660 days ago
40.

Diamond Goddess!    

AK's teef R NASTY in that photo!
Ciggies, much? Yuk!
(They need to charge the perps for the co$t of this. It's expensive on us for these idiots to "swat"!)

660 days ago
41.

LQQKALIKE    

HEY DOUBLED, HOW IDIOT CAN YOU BE??? ARE YOU BRAGGING??? OR JUST PLAIN STUPID??? I SUGGEST, TMZ TURNS YOUR LOL, E-MAIL, YOUR IP AND YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS, TO THE AUTHORITIES AND INVESTIGATE YOU AND YOUR STUPID FRIENDS THAT PLOTTED THIS WASTE OF TAX PAYERS MONEY... HA HA!!!! IDIOT, LAUGH YOUR WAY TO JAIL!!!

660 days ago
42.

md    

harvey, why do you let your children disrespect you.

660 days ago
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