Over the past few years, a few sketchy pictures of Justin Bieber in compromising positions have emerged. In response, his bodyguards and handlers have seemingly become more proactive about making sure random people aren’t clicking away on their camera phones. In theory, that’s a great policy, but it’s also led to a few claims of rough behavior and now, one of attempted robbery.
Details are still very fuzzy at this point, but according to TMZ, it all went down on Monday night at the Sherman Oaks Castle Park. The Biebs was reportedly there with some members of his entourage when they got into an argument with some random dudes at the batting cages. It’s totally unclear what might have been said or who started it, but some other woman reportedly decided to take pictures of it. That didn’t sit too well with Bieber, who allegedly charged over and asked for the phone. When she refused to give it, he supposedly took her purse and pillaged the phone himself. He then demanded she unlock it and prove she didn’t take any pictures.
The whole situation reportedly upset the unnamed woman’s 13-year-old daughter, which prompted the Biebs to allegedly shout the following…
"You're humiliating yourself in front of your daughter. Why don't you just get out of here."
Thanks to his incredible celebrity, Justin Bieber has to deal with a lot of nonsense the rest of us don’t. I haven’t seen the security footage, but it’s entirely possible the random dudes just walked up to the pop star and started talking shit. No doubt the Biebs wasn’t particularly excited about the whole world seeing him in some new altercation, which makes asking her to delete the pictures in a respectful manner the sensible decision. If the stories are to be believed, however, the polite manner never happened.
The Los Angeles Police Department is currently investigating the incident. They haven’t announced any charges or made any arrests. Given her phone wasn’t even ultimately taken, it’s likely nothing will come of this, but regardless, it’s another bit of bad press for Justin Bieber, who certainly doesn’t need it.