Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Justin Bieber Charged With Misdemeanor Vandalism Over Egging Incident

Justin Bieber Charged With Misdemeanor Vandalism Over Egging Incident:

Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber

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Justin Bieber has been charged with one count of misdemeanor vandalism after allegedly egging his neighbor's house earlier this year, according to a statement by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

The singer is set to be arraigned today at 1:30 PST at Los Angeles County Superior Court, but is not expected to be present.

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In January, Bieber's neighbor claimed that he and his daughter were on the balcony of their Calabasas home and videotaped the singer throwing eggs at their house. Sheriff department spokesman Steve Whitmore said at the time that Bieber was named as a suspect in a misdemeanor vandalism and assault crime report, and that a charge could rise to a felony depending on the damage estimate. According to the Los Angeles Times, Bieber's neighbors in the tony gated community have complained about the 19-year-old pop star before, accusing him of throwing loud parties and driving recklessly.

Earlier this year, police searched the pop star's home for surveillance footage and subsequently arrested rapper and Bieber friend Lil Za for alleged possession of cocaine. The charges were later changed to felony possession of Ecstasy and oxycodone. If convicted, the 20-year-old rapper faces up to nine years in prison.

"I get that the eggs don't seem that significant, but it does rise to the level of a felony," said Lt. David Thompson at the time of the raid. "There is a victim in this case who has had extensive damage done to their home. That's a serious incident."