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Prank at Ashton Kutcher's home was a crime, LAPD chief says

October 4, 2012 |  6:34 pm

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday that a false report of a home-invasion robbery at Ashton Kutcher’s Hollywood Hills home was a crime.

Los Angeles police detectives were continuing to investigate who did it, and officials said they would press charges.

Authorities responded to the 3000 block of Arrowhead Drive about 11 a.m. after a woman called police and said she was hiding in a closet because there was a man with a gun inside the home, sources said.

But after interviewing workers at the actor's home and contacting Kutcher, LAPD investigators determined the incident was a hoax, the sources said.

Police Officer Tenesha Dobine said three people who turned out to be workers were briefly detained at the property.

Beck expressed frustration over the prank. "It should anger everybody. That is a crime," Beck told City News Service.

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