(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) — It appears Tom Cruise has become the latest celebrity victim of “swatting,” a term used for prank phone calls made with the intention of getting police officers sent to an unsuspecting home.
The Beverly Hills Police Department says it received a 911 call Thursday morning regarding an armed robbery in progress at a home. Officers responded to the Beverly Hills, Calif., residence, which turned out to be Cruise’s, and they determined there was no emergency there.
Neither Cruise nor his family members were home at the time.
Police are investigating the matter as a false report.
Last month, Los Angeles police said they arrested a juvenile they believe was involved in swatting incidents involving Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber. Miley Cyrus and Simon Cowell were also victims of swatting incidents in 2012.
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