the lapd were called to brittany murphy's home in the hollywood hills less than two months before the actress died. it was 2:30 a.m. and the neighbors kept hearing the actress's "incessant screaming."
when the police arrived, brittany was on her balcony screaming she'd heard gunfire and that someone was trying to shoot her. an investigation failed to turn up a gun, bullets, or dead bodies. a malfunctioning generator was blamed for the sounds brittany had heard.
this event was reported in gossip columns at the time as a "haha, she is so crazy" sort of thing. but, i wonder what really happened. the police were somewhat predisposed to believe the "crazy" theory as when they arrived the neighbors were helpfully twirling their fingers in front of their ears and pointing to brittany.
i don't know if brittany murphy had previously done things to tax the neighbors nerves or if, after living near britney spears when she had her well-publicized difficulties, the neighbors were short of patience with celebs of a certain name.
maybe it was just the generator.. i have no idea having never heard one "malfunction." i also don't know who else was in brittany's house (i assume her mother was there at least). i just thought this was a weird little story.