Justin Bieber egging case: Prosecutors ask for more investigation
Prosecutors have asked for further investigation into accusations that pop star Justin Bieber egged his neighbor’s house in Calabasas, causing $20,000 in damage, a spokeswoman for the L.A. County district attorney’s office said Tuesday.
Authorities have been investigating allegations Bieber threw eggs at his neighbor’s home in the 25000 block of Prado del Grandioso, causing the damage, this month.
Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office, said the request for more investigation came during an informal review of the case thus far.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators searched Bieber’s home Jan. 15 in response to the allegations, during which eight people, including the singer, were detained.
During the search for “video surveillance or other relevant evidence,” authorities said they found drugs “in plain view” at the home and would conduct tests to determine whether it was Ecstasy, cocaine or something else.
Xavier Dominique Smith, 20, known as Lil Za, was also taken into custody at Bieber’s home on suspicion of felony drug possession. He was later accused of vandalism after allegedly damaging a phone at a sheriff’s station.
Days later, Bieber, 19, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Miami Beach in a yellow Lamborghini. The Canadian-born singer is scheduled to be arraigned in a Miami-Dade County courtroom on Valentine’s Day.
Bieber -- who has never had a California driver’s license and hasn’t had a valid license anywhere in at least six months -- has had multiple run-ins with the law while on the road.
In July 2012, he was cited and eventually convicted of driving at an unsafe speed. The next year, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department investigated Bieber in a possible hit-and-run outside the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, where a paparazzo accused the singer of hitting him with his car. No charges were filed.
In August, Bieber was cited by a sheriff’s deputy for running a stop sign and driving without a license. A friend drove the car the rest of the way home, The Times reported.
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