Paris Hilton was once again the subject of a cruel prank when someone called 911 pretending to be her, claiming she was trapped in her bedroom with a gun to her head.
'Swatting' is a type of prank that involves staging a visit by police by placing a fake 911 call.
Police rushed to the socialite's Los Angeles mansion, but the only sign of life they found were her pet pooches tearing around the house, according to TMZ.
When the 32-year-old star arrived home, she was shocked to discover police cars surrounding her house.
The incident, which took place last weekend, was almost identical to a joke played on Paris two months ago.
The report comes just after it emerged Miley Cyrus was also "swatted" for the second time on Friday (17.05.13), when police received a call saying a crime was taking place in the star's Studio City, Los Angeles home.
The hoax call trend is on the rise, with pranksters targeting stars as varied as Tom Cruise, Ashton Kutcher, Justin Bieber and the Kardashian clan in recent months.
Just last week, a dozen police cars and two helicopters swarmed Diddy's LA property after an anonymous caller claimed someone had been shot inside the house.
Poor Paris has been the victim of celebrity-targeted crimes in the past, having been robbed by fame-obsessed teenage gang, the Bling, Ring, five years ago.
Although she agreed to have a cameo role in Sofia Coppola's new movie about the events, the blonde claims she won't be watching the finished film as the robbery still "horrifies" her.