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Playboy Mansion

Bogus 911 Call ...

NOT a 'Swatting' Prank

2/21/2013 9:44 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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LAPD officers rushed to the Playboy Mansion earlier today in response to a bogus 911 call reporting an assault inside the home -- but we're told ... cops do NOT believe it was a "swatting" prank.

When cops arrived at the scene, the LAPD says there was no evidence a crime had been committed on the property.

After an initial investigation showed no signs of an assault, an LAPD spokesman told the media, "It could be one of those swatting calls."

But law enforcement sources tell us, police have since been able to identify the caller and no longer believe it was a "swatting" prank.  We're told the call wasn't intended to garner a SWAT response ... which is the whole point of "swatting" pranks. In fact, only two squad cars responded to the home.

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We're told cops believe there's a possibility the caller was convinced an assault had actually occurred. Law enforcement is still investigating the situation.

It's not surprising cops initially jumped to the "swatting" conclusion -- Hollywood's been besieged with "swatting" pranks in recent months ... reporting fake crimes at celebrities' homes in the hopes SWAT teams will be called in on false pretenses.

Recent victims include Ashton Kutcher, Justin Bieber, Miley CyrusSimon Cowell, Tom Cruise, the Kardashians, and Chris Brown.

As we reported, a 12-year-old was charged earlier this month in connection with the "swatting" calls ... specifically for the Kutcher incident and another incident involving an L.A. bank.

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16 COMMENTS

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haha    

EVIE DOES WONDERLAND BLOG - ALL HOUSEWIVES GOSSIP

520 days ago
2.

KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

520 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

Probably just a bimbo that wanted to be 'swatted' by a man in uniform.

520 days ago
4.

LISA    

Oh, it was probably just Crystal and Hef fighting over (lack of) sex. She should have known he would be up for consummating the marriage at some point!

520 days ago
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REALbarbwire7    

hmmm. confusing story. So WHO made the call, and is Crystal beating Hef? Maybe they're into that. haha.

520 days ago
6.

James R. - Los Angeles    

You're no bunny 'til some bunny loves you.

520 days ago
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barcham    

A 911 call at the Playboy mansion and only two cars show up? I'm surprised that every car in the city didn't rush right over there hoping for some Playmate appreciation for saving them! LOL

520 days ago
8.

Decker    

This story screams hush money.

520 days ago
9.

Mrugowsky    

Playboy is a boring porno mag with airbrushed party sluts. What relic-just like him.

520 days ago
10.

Mike L    

Cops in Beverly Hills use Bentleys and Smarts? What ever happened to the Crown Vics, Impalas and Chargers? Not good enough for the snobs?

520 days ago
11.

Simone    

WAIT........... did you hear that?

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That was the sound of Hef's lawyer opening up the checkbook to pay off whichever girl that was just sexually assaulted.

If people only knew how many times girls were paid off by Hef's lawyers.

520 days ago
12.

DaveT    

Hugh Hefner's wang got tired of being overused and smacked him

520 days ago
13.

My 2 Cents    

Probably the cops trying to get in the mansion, you know?

520 days ago
14.

jabberjaws    

Rich people problems.

520 days ago

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