Miley Cyrus target of 'swatting' 911 prank
08/02/2012 by Olivia Allin
Miley Cyrus was apparently the target of a 911 "swatting" prank call, which led to cop cars rushing to her Los Angeles home. According to Good Morning America, Los Angeles law enforcement officials responded to a 911 call at 6:50 p.m. PT, reporting a possible home invasion and/or kidnapping. The caller also said that shots had been fired at the actress' home. The officers reportedly surrounded the home, with guns drawn and found that no one was home and everything was secured. The police believe that the call was possibly a "swatting," which is when someone makes a prank call which would lead to SWAT teams breaking down the door of innocent people. There are apparently hundreds of cases of "swatting" a year and the police officer said that if found, the prankster will be prosecuted for the crime. The 19-year-old actress and pop singer has been spotted all week in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where her fiance, "Hunger Games" actor Liam Hemsworth, is filming the movie "Paranoia." Cyrus and Hemsworth, 22, announced their engagement on June 6, 2012. The pair met in 2009 when they co-starred in Cyrus' film "The Last Song" and played love interests. The young actress got her start as the quirky preteen who leaded a double life in Disney's "Hannah Montana," and has since moved on to a successful solo music career and roles in films such as "Bolt" and "The Last Song." Hemsworth is known for his work in films, with movies such as "Knowing," "The Hunger Games" and his upcoming role in "Empire State" alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Emma Roberts.
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