Miley Cyrus fell victim to a nasty hoax after cops received a prank call warning of a shooting at the young star's home.
Emergency services received a 911 call on Wednesday night (01Aug12) reporting an alleged break-in at Cyrus' house in Los Angeles' Studio City and claiming shots had been fired.
Armed cops and firefighters raced to the scene but upon arrival, they found the property was secure with no one home.
A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) spokesperson tells website GossipCop.com, "We believed there was a crime in progress."
Police officials believe the call was the work of a "911 abuser" and are investigating the hoax.