Charlotte Hannah
August 02, 2012

Miley Cyrus Home Invasion was a Hoax

Last night, Miley Cyrus’s Los Angeles pad was swarmed by police, who believed that a violent home invasion was in progress at the home. As it turns out, there was no illegal activity taking place at the house – in fact, no one was home.

Police now believe that Miley was the target of a dangerous prank.

It appears that it was a case of ‘swatting’: a ‘prank’ in which a prankster/criminal calls 911 and reports that a violent crime is in progress at the victim’s home. The intention is to have police, or preferably a SWAT team storm the home and frighten or embarrass the victim.

Law enforcement officers responded to a call made at 6:50PM last night that claimed that a home invasion with possible shots fired was underway at Miley’s home.

“We responded to a call of a kidnapping in progress, one person shot, at an address on Amanda Drive,” explained a spokesperson for the North Hollywood police.

Miley is nowhere near the first to be the target of this type of crime. There are hundreds of incidents of ‘swatting’ each year, many of which target public figures.

If the person who made the fraudulent 911 call is caught, they could face serious criminal charges for abusing emergency services.

“It’s not just bad, it is a crime,” said one officer.