Ashton Kutcher Punk'd? Latest Celebrity 'Swatting' Prank

The host of the MTV celebrity prank show might have been the victim of 'swatting.'
3:00 | 10/04/12

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Let's get to the hollywood home invasion that may have been a high-stakes hoax. A s.W.A.T. Team descending on ashton kutcher's mansion, storming his home after reports of shots fired. David wright has this story. Reporter: The lapd is taking this very seriously. A manhunt under way for the people responsible. This is a new kind of prank called s.W.A.T.Ing. Spending a special weapons and tactics team to an unsuspecting doorstep. In this case, the doorstep belonged to hollywood's highest-paid actor on television, ashton kutcher. A massive police response, including a s.W.A.T. Team, paramedics and a dozen l.A. Police officers. Gathering like heavily-armed paparazzi, outside the hollywood home of a star. Officers at hollywood station received a message through the tdd, which claimed that people had broken into the home. And they heard at least three shots. Reporter: The report came in on a teletype for the hard of hearing. Police say they don't know who sent it. Three of ashton kutcher's employees were forced out of the residence and detained at gun point. Someone called to mr. Kuchar. He sent his assistant out to the police. Reporter: Kuchar tweeted he was safe on the set of his sitcom, "two and a half men." The latest victim of s.W.A.T.Ing. S.W.A.T.Ing is when someone calls 911 and say they're in the middle of a robbery or home invasion. Reporter: Another victim of S.W.A.T.'ing WAS A GUEST STAR ON Kuchar's show. Lapd got a call about a kidnapping at her house. Within 30 minutes, they realized it was a hoax opinion and cyrus wasn't home. People s.W.A.T. Because they want to watch the thrill of it. It's a power thing. Reporter: Perhaps this was a case of kuchar karma. In 2004, during the third season OF THE MTV SHOW "PUNK'd," THE Show the actor created and hosted, actor chris klein came out to find a s.W.A.T. Team outside of his house. Only to discover that kuchar had PUNK'd HIM. I knew it. Reporter: But law enforcement say wednesday's incident is no laughing matter. It's a very dangerous thing to do. Police show up and they have a -- they believe they have a bad guy. And someone gets shot. Reporter: Unlike "punk'd" these are real cops with real bullets. A volatile situation where someone could get hurt. Now, to an update on a story

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