Police raided Tom Cruise's Beverly Hills home on Thursday after a 911 call reported an armed gunman in the home.
But when the long arm of the law showed up, there was no gunman, no victim, and no Tom - he wasn't even home!
The prank, which has become known as "swatting", is simply calling in a false report about a house to get it raided by police.
It's also a crime!
The real victims are the police, whose time is wasted, and all the real victims they could have been helping!
But these pranksters will learn soon - the cops don't like when you waste their time. One day soon, the raid will hit someone else's house - and he won't find it very funny!
[Image via WENN.]