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Ashton Kutcher

'Swatting' Prank

Cost City $10,000

10/7/2012 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The anonymous dumbass who reported a bogus hostage situation at Ashton Kutcher's home this week cost the taxpayers of Los Angeles $10,000 in wasted manpower and other resources -- this according to law enforcement sources.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the emergency teletext -- intended for deaf people as an alternative to 911 -- resulted in a massive police response to Ashton's home, involving dozens of heavily-armed officers. 

We're told units from multiple divisions were called to the scene -- hell, the LAPD even dispatched a friggin' helicopter -- all for nothing.

We're told the incident will cost taxpayers at least $10,000 -- though cops are still ascertaining the full extent of squandered resources.

As we reported, whoever sent the teletext message claimed to be locked inside Ashton's home while several armed Russian men robbed the place. The message claimed several shots were fired in the house.

When cops arrived, they discovered the house was occupied by three people -- people working on Ashton's house.

The LAPD and the city have vowed to go after the culprit for restitution.


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Bill L.    

I have a problem with this story, maybe i am missing a clue. The police get the report from a system for DEAF People. They haul ass over to the home cause of people trapped inside by armed Russian and there have Been Several shots Fired within the home. Correct me if i am wrong, But who ever reported is locked away, so they couldn't see Russians or see the shots, they would have to HEAR the voices and shots. I am not sure how a person can hear all of that if they have to use the system for a deaf person to call for help.

642 days ago


LOL, I bet those 3 men working in the house **** their pants when they saw the swat team!

642 days ago


He's an obnoxious piece of sh$t that tries WAY too hard. Too bad he doesn't realize most people feel this way about him, he sucks. Not interested one bit in what he does. Settle down AK...your not nearly as cool as you think you are

642 days ago


hmm read the story, they never said they were going after AK, they said who ever teletext it in. It does cost money to get the group of men together and a plan, then show up. so...I hope they get the person.

641 days ago



641 days ago


Debbie is now way, waaaaay hotter than her daughter Carrie Fisher.

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