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911 hoax sends cops to Miley Cyrus house

Police and firefighters are seen outside the home of Miley Cyrus on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.
August 2, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
No one has been arrested after a phony 911 call sent police and firefighters rushing to the home of singer Miley Cyrus.

Emergency operators got the call just before 9 p.m. Wednesday. The caller reported a kidnapping and shooting at the Studio City home.

Within 30 minutes, police realized it was all a hoax, and no one, including Cyrus, was there.

It's a stunt that officers say could prove dangerous.

"The danger is that we have multiple units responding 'code 3' to what we believe is a crime in progress. Then to find out it was a prank puts a lot of lives at danger," said LAPD spokesman Karen Rayner.

A 911 call that turns out to be a hoax is a misdemeanor, but it becomes a felony if someone is hurt as a result.

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