Paris Hilton's philanthropist uncle STEVEN HILTON is grateful for his safety after he confronted two intruders at his Malibu Hills home earlier this week (begs22Dec08).
Initial reports suggested Hilton was attacked during a break-in at the property.
But a spokesperson for Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has confirmed the hotel heir placed an emergency call on Monday after spotting two intruders at his home - but they fled before cops arrived.
Sgt. Janice Benning says, "Two people entered his home. He (Hilton) got away and he called 911, and while he was calling 911, they got away."
Authorities have confirmed intruders didn't steal anything, but a full investigation is ongoing.
The incident occurred just days after Hilton's celebrity niece, Paris Hilton, was burgled, losing an estimated $2 million (GBP1.3 million) worth of irreplaceable gems.