Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth weren’t home on Wednesday, August 1, when officers with high-powered weapons drew their guns and formed a perimeter around the engaged couple’s Los Angeles home, a police helicopter circling overhead.
The police response was due to a false 911 call placed by an unknown caller, claiming that there was a possible home invasion at the Cyrus/Hemsworth abode. When the cops arrived, though, no one was invading — and no one was home.
According to TMZ, police suspect that it was a “swatting” incident — a prank involving filing a false crime report to trick emergency responders into sending out law enforcement and swat teams. Charges could be filed against the prankster for 911 abuse.