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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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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

So the punk got punked? Perfect!

568 days ago
2.

Majestik    

Come on guys. HOLD UP? It's Holed up, for pete sakes, get spell check.

568 days ago
3.

WatcherOne    

"Swatting" is NOT a prank and soon, someone is going to be killed from it.

568 days ago
4.

mona    

Demi?

568 days ago
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Carriss    

Holed* and Lexus*

568 days ago
6.

defjamblaster    

and, what is a Lexis?

568 days ago
7.

MsSuburbia    

Spell check: "holed up," not "hold up." And "Lexus," not "Lexis." Sheesh, Harvey--people with college degrees can't find jobs.

568 days ago
8.

unforgiven    

It's Lexus, not Lexis.

568 days ago
9.

Dina Lohan    

That girl hiding in the bathroom was definitely not my beautiful Lindsay, even though it sounded screamingly like her. My talented Lindsay, Simon Cowell were pulling an all-nighter on replacing Mariah Mottola Carey on American Idol.

568 days ago
10.

Michael    

It's Lexus.

568 days ago
11.

Eddie    

Proper spelling is LEXUS, for cryin' out loud.

568 days ago
12.

Carriss    

You fixed Lexus and yet you still haven't fixed "hold up". Listen to your readers, we know what we're talking about.

568 days ago
13.

nicaw    

Ha, someone asked Demi? Maybe she wanted to see if Mila was there?

I someone trying to prove that celebs get better response rates than regular people?

568 days ago
14.

doubleD    

lol i got an email about this last night, they wanted me to be in on the prank, it was kind of vague but this was definitely it

568 days ago
15.

becca    

The actual term is "squatting". It's a historical term referring to people living and occupying land or a house that they don't own

568 days ago
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