Miley Cyrus' Home Target of Latest 'Swatting' Prank

Police responded to a 911 call about a home invasion at the pop star's home.
5:42 | 07/31/12

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THE ALL-POINTS BULLETIN THAT SENT POLICE, FIRE AND RESCUE TO POP STAR MILEY CYRUS' HOME. THEY WERE RESPONDING TO A 911 CALL ABOUT A HOME INVASION, ONLY TO FIND OUT IT WAS ALL A HOAX, CALLED SWATTING. PAULA, YOU'RE BACK WITH DETAILS. THE SWATTERS ARE TYPICALLY YOUNG COMPUTER HACKERS WORKING ALONE OR IN GROUPS. SOMETIMES THEY SELECT THEIR VICTIMS METICULOUSLY. OTHER TIMES, IT'S COMPLETELY RANDOM. THIS CASE, THEY CHOSE MILEY CYRUS. TELLING EMERGENCY PERSONNEL SHOTS HAD BEEN FIRED AND AN ARMED HOSTAGE SITUATION WAS UNDER WAY. THIS WAS THE SCENE OUTSIDE POP STAR SUPERSTAR MILEY CYRUS' NORTH HOLLYWOOD HOME JUST LAST NIGHT. THE LAPD ALONG WITH FIRE AND RESCUE SQUAD MEMBERS RACED TO THE LOCATION AFTER RECEIVING A REPORT OF A POSSIBLE HOME INVASION. WE RESPONDED TO A CALL OF KIDNAP IN PROGRESS, ONE PERSON STOPPED. Reporter: OFFICERS ESTABLISHED A PERIMETER. AND WITH GUNS DRAWN, APPROACHED THE HOUSE. WE CHECKED THE RESIDENCE. THERE'S NOBODY AT HOME. WE BELIEVE IT'S A PRANK CALL AT THIS TIME. Reporter: MILEY CYRUS, WHO WAS NOT HOME AT THE TIME, APPEARS TO BE THE MOST RECENT VICTIM OF SWATTING, WHEN A 911 CALL TRIGGERS LAW ENFORCEMENT, BY PRETENDING THERE'S A CRIME IN PROGRESS. LISTEN TO THIS 911 CALL THAT SENT A S.W.A.T. TEAM TO AN ATLANTA RADIO PERSONALITY'S HOME THIS JUNE. I JUST SHOT MY WIFE. YOU SHOT YOUR WIFE? I GUESS YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIND OUT. I'M GOING TO SHOOT SOMEONE ELSE SOON. Reporter: IT TURNED OUT TO BE A HOAX. A 3-YEAR-OLD, A 6-YEAR-OLD AND MY WIFE. IT WASN'T JUST ME BEING TARGETED. Reporter: ANYONE CAN BE SWATTED. AND INCREASINGLY, THEY ARE. LAW ENFORCEMENT IS CRACKING DOWN. NOT ONLY IS IT BAD, IT IS A CRIME. IF WE ARE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHO COMMITTED THIS CRIME, WE WILL ARREST THEM AND PROSECUTE THEM. THIS DOESN'T JUST ENDANGER THE POSSIBLE VICTIMS. THERE'S A MASSIVE FINANCIAL BURDEN. THE FBI SAYS EACH SWATTING INCIDENT COSTS LAW ENFORCEMENT $10,000 ON AVERAGE. AND THERE'S THE LEGITIMATE LIFE AND DEATH SITUATIONS THAT IS TAKEN AWAY FROM, AS WELL. TO BEWARE OF. NOW, THE MAN CONVICTED OF

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