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Johns Creek police pranked by hoax call

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Just before 5 p.m. on Thursday, Johns Creek police responded to a call that three people had been shot and a woman was being held hostage.

Police responded to the home on the 7000 block of Carlisle Lane with dozens of officers.

"We set up a perimeter and surrounded the property," Johns Creek police Lt. Nick Curry said. "A babysitter and a juvenile came out, they were surprised to see us there. They didn't know why we were there. I asked if everything was OK in the house, and they said everything was fine in the house."

Fulton County property records show that the home, located in Country Club of the South, one of metro Atlanta's most exclusive neighborhoods, last sold for $1.5 million. It is owned by Michael Domenicone, owner of a Cadillac dealership, and his wife Osjha, a former Miss Georgia 1999.

Police said it isn't clear if the home was targeted for a specific reason or what type of motive was behind the call.

"Early indication right now, it is a spoof call or voiceover type call that used us to come out to investigate," Curry said.

The call initially came into the Alpharetta Police Department's Records Division and was transferred to Johns Creek 911.

Curry said because the call came through a back channel and was transferred, it will be more difficult to trace.

The prankster, if caught, faces a misdemeanor charge of misusing 911 and other charges.

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