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Heidi Pratt's attempt to hide from paparazzi mistaken for kidnapping; LAPD called

January 13, 2010 |  5:15 pm

Los Angeles police were called to the Pacific Palisades home of reality television personalities Heidi and Spencer Pratt this afternoon after someone called police believing they had witnessed a kidnapping in progress.

It turned out that Heidi Pratt, who gained fame on the reality show "The Hills," was being escorted into her home while wearing a scarf to avoid being photographed.

Apparently, someone saw the scene and wrongly believed that Pratt was being held against her will. It's unclear who called authorities.

Department officials said it took a while to get to the bottom of the story because the reality stars took their time answering the door for officers.

-- Andrew Blankstein