Simon Cowell was the victim of a false 911 call early Sunday afternoon, Beverly Hills police said Monday.
The caller told authorities that "The X Factor" judge was tied up with duct tape, according to L.A. Now. A first address given was outside city limits, but then the caller said it was "Simon Cowell's house," which is in Beverly Hills.
Unlike in previous "swatting" incidents in which authorities were summoned falsely to celeb spreads — including those of Miley Cyrus, Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber — Cowell was home at the time, TMZ said.
"Officers responded to the Cowell residence and contacted Mr. Cowell and confirmed that the call was a false report of an emergency," the Beverly Hills Police Department said in a statement to L.A. Now.