Police called to Simon Cowell’s home

Simon Cowell Police were called to Simon Cowell's home after a prank hostage situation was reported. Los Angeles police were called to The X Factor USA judge's Beverly Hills estate yesterday after receiving an emergency call from an unidentified source claiming he was duct taped and being held hostage. A source told gossip website TMZ.com that the female caller claimed the 53-year-old music mogul was bound and gagged in the bathroom of his sprawling mansion. Officers believe the call was a prank after they responded in force but found no evidence of a crime. Simon is said to have been home during the incident and assured police he was fine. The incident is the latest in a string of celebrity swattings this year - a deliberate attempt to trick an emergency service into dispatching a response team.

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  1. C-Dub • November 27, 2012 @ 5:11 PM

    That’s evil adn a total misuse of emergency services. Calling Wolf is never a good thing. What if someone was on the otherwise of a service radius and really truly needed police services and here they are that much farther away responding to a prank and someone elses true life was in danger!

    I hope someone re-thinks this stupid act.

  2. Nobody Important • November 27, 2012 @ 6:03 PM

    It’s a good thing it was a prank call because I can’t imagine anyone would be willing to pay that d*uchebag’s ransom.

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