Tom Cruise is latest victim of swatting prank, follows behind Ashton Kutcher, Justin Bieber and Simon Cowell

By Gina DiFalco,

Tom Cruise is just the latest celebrity to fall victim to a swatting prank.

The Jack Reacher star had the police called to his home and the person on the phone said it was an "armed robbery in progress,” but when cops arrived on the scene they concluded "no emergency was discovered."

Neither Cruise or any other family member were home during the time of the incident, but his security officers were there, The Hollywood Reporter writes.

Since there was no crime going on when police arrived, it’s now being considered a crime "due to the false report."

The AP reports that similar incidents have happened at the homes of Ashton Kutcher, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Simon Cowell.

It’s called swatting because a specialized SWAT team needs to be sent to the home when police get phone calls like this but they turn out to be hoaxes.

Sgt. Renato Moreno explains that when police respond to these fake calls, it takes more than half of the emergency resources to prepare.

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