Justin Bieber was reportedly caught on tape at the time of the egg attack on his neighbor's house.
New surveillance footage showing the "Boyfriend" singer near the property in Calabasas, California - which suffered an estimated $20,000 of damage in the incident - when it was hit by eggs last month is being considered as critical evidence in the case against the star.
According to gossip website TMZ, Justin isn't seen holding any eggs but he is reportedly heard shouting abuse at his neighbor. In the short clip, a man thought to be Bieber is heard shouting, "F**k you! I got another one for you actually." However, sources close to the star have disputed the authenticity of the video, which is too dark to clearly make out the "Baby" hitmaker.
The reports come after the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department passed the case on to the Los Angeles County District Attorney and strongly recommended that the "Beauty and a Beat" singer be punished to the fullest extent of the law. The District Attorney is expected to make a decision on the case - which was originally filed as a misdemeanor but could become a felony due to the extent of the damage - in approximately one week.
Police officers want Justin Bieber to face felony charges for throwing eggs at his neighbor's house.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department passed the case on to the L.A. County District Attorney (D.A.) on Thursday and strongly recommended that the "Baby" hitmaker be punished to the fullest extent of the law for allegedly causing $20,000 in damage to his neighbor's house in Calabasas, California last month.
"I went to the D.A.'s office today with the paperwork, and I want a felony. Of course I want a felony," Lt. Dave Thompson told gossip website TMZ.com.
The D.A. is expected to make a decision on the case, which was originally filed as a misdemeanor but could become a felony due to the extent of the damage, in approximately one week.
Justin Bieber's house was raided by cops this morning over his alleged egging of a neighbor's house.
Eleven police cars arrived at the "Heartbreaker" singer's mansion in Calabasas, California, armed with a search warrant and a battering ram after the owner of a house next door complained of damage which could total up to $20,000 caused by eggs thrown at it last week.
"I can confirm we have served a search warrant at Justin Bieber's residence as part of a felony vandalism investigation. He is there, and we are right now in the process of serving the warrant. We're looking for anything we might need to move this investigation forward," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Steve Whitmore told the New York Daily News newspaper.
Officials believe surveillance video in the singer's home could have also caught the incident on tape, and help catch the culprit.
Justin Bieber could face felony charges for alleged vandalism.
The 19-year-old star, who has been accused of throwing at least 20 eggs at his neighbor's house in his gated community in Calabasas, California, yesterday, is reportedly the subject of a new police investigation after his neighbor claimed the singer caused more than $400 in damage during the attack.
A police report, obtained by gossip website TMZ.com, is currently calling it a misdemeanor, but it could become a felony if there is proof Justin caused extensive criminal damage.
The unidentified resident said the Canadian pop star was also trespassing on his property at the time. Dark video footage has also been released in which you can hear the neighbor yelling, "I see you. I f**king see you!" and a young male, who is allegedly Justin, responding, "F**k you! I got another one for you, actually!" The neighbor then instructs his 13-year-old daughter to call the police.
Kanye West could face felony charges for his alleged attack on a photographer at LAX.
The 36-year-old rapper is said to have flipped out at an "aggressive" paparazzo at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, leaving him with undetermined injuries and the victim wants to press charges.
"Police will refer the case to the D.A.[District Attorney] as a felony attempted robbery and not a battery case. The routine is to go after the suspect for the most serious charge," according to TMZ.
The photographer continued to ask Kanye questions after he told him not to and Kanye is said to have attempted to punch the man, who then fell to the ground, Samir Chantre, a Brazilian jiujitsu instructor who was returning from a flight from Brazil at the time, witnessed the incident and explained, "Five photographers started shooting pictures of him and one of them was over the microphone and was saying stuff to him.
''[Kanye] seemed like he was getting offended."
UPDATE: Chikezie has been charged with attempted grand theft and misdemeanor identity theft.
Chikezie Eze isn’t smelling so good after being arrested last night in Beverly Hills.
The 10th place finisher from American Idol 7 was attempting to purchase bottles of cologne at Neiman Marcus when his credit card was flagged. Although Eze claims he doesn’t know why the previously unused card warranted a police response, something reportedly “untrue” on the application lead to him being booked for felony identity theft.
Chikezie - who has since been released on $50,000 bail - feels certain that the matter will get cleared up. “I haven’t done anything wrong myself and I’m pretty confident nothing is going to happen,” he told TMZ.
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The mood wasn’t particularly festive in Charlie Sheen‘s household today.
Early Christmas morning, the Two and a Half Men star was arrested by police in Aspen, Colorado on domestic violence-related charges. Authorities responded to a home around 8:30 AM when Brooke Mueller, Charlie’s wife of 2 1/2 years, placed a 911 call.
While the circumstances of the incident are still unclear, the actor was booked for second degree assault and menacing (both felonies) and criminal mischief. The 44-year-old has since been let go from the Pitkin County Jail after posting $8500 bond.
According to Sheen’s publicist, the situation might not be as it seems. “Do not be mislead by appearance. Appearance and reality can be as different as night and day. It would benefit everyone not to jump to any conclusion,” Stan Rosenfield said.
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Shane Sparks, a choreographer best known for his work on So You Think You Dance and his critiques on America’s Best Dance Crew, was arrested earlier today at his California home.
According to the L.A. County District Attorney’s office, the hip hop dance instructor - real name Melvin Sparks - is being accused of child molestation. The incidents, which occurred with one person in their early teens, occurred between 1994-1997. It’s not clear why the events are now coming to light.
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Four months after being released due to lack of evidence, choreographer Alex Da Silva has been rearrested on rape-related offenses…and this time, he’s been slapped with a few charges.
The dance instructor, whose best known for his work on So You Think You Can Dance, was cuffed this morning at his North Hollywood home for crimes allegedly committed against four different women.
According to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, the incidents occurred between 2002 and 2009. The victims - ranging from 20 to 26 in age - had been taking classes with Da Silva. In total, Alex has been charged with eight felonies: four counts of forcible rape, two counts of assault with intent to commit rape and two counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object.
Da Silva is being held on $6.2 million bail. A conviction on all charges could mean up to life in prison.
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Chris Brown, the R&B singer who allegedly assaulted his then-girlfriend Rihanna, will find himself in front of a judge this afternoon. Almost two months after the headline-making incident, Brown will enter his plea for two felonies. He’s being charged with assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, and for making criminal threats.
This will be Brown’s second appearance in court to answer to the charges. Last month, Brown and his attorney requested (and received) a postponement. The hearing will now take place this afternoon, behind closed doors.
E! Online will offer a live feed of the proceedings, which will be available beginning at 3pm PT. According to the attorneys involved, Rihanna has been “a cooperating victim” for the prosecution. Currently, she’s staying in Barbados.
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