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Police Respond to Armed Robbery Hoax at Tom Cruise's Beverly Hills Home

A 911 call that was made is being investigated as "a false report of an emergency," a crime known as "swatting," police say.

Beverly Hills police responded Thursday to a reported armed robbery at the home of actor Tom Cruise, but it turned out to be a hoax, authorities said.

Police sent to the 1100 block of Calle Vista at 11:51 a.m. searched the premises with private security personnel and found nothing wrong, according to Sgt. Renato Moreno of the Beverly Hills Police Department.

Cruise was not at the home and neither was any of his family, Moreno said.

The 911 call that was made is being investigated as "a false report of an emergency," a crime known as "swatting," Moreno said.

A 12-year-old recently was arrested on suspicion of committing swatting calls against Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber, according to TMZ.

George Vreeland Hill January 18, 2013 at 08:49 PM
I don't understand why some people do such things. It is really sick and a waste of city services and it takes the police away from doing other things. These kinds of crimes need to be punished to the full extent of the law.

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