Warrant served at Justin Bieber’s Calabasas home
CALABASAS (CNS) – Sheriff’s deputies served a warrant today at Justin Bieber’s Calabasas home as part of a followup investigation into an accusation that the singer threw eggs at a neighbor’s residence last week, authorities said.
“We are serving a search warrant on Justin Bieber’s residence as part of our now-felony vandalism investigation,” sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore told City News Service shortly before 9 a.m. “The warrant service is in progress.”
At 7:40 p.m. Thursday, deputies went to the 25000 block of Prado Del Grandioso on a report of possible vandalism, according to Sgt. Dan Negelmann of the sheriff’s Malibu/Lost Hills Station.
A man told deputies that his neighbor — Bieber — had thrown raw eggs at his house, Negelmann said.
There was someone outside the property at the time the eggs were thrown, but the person was not struck, Whitmore said on Friday, adding that whether an assault allegation is prosecuted would depend on a number of factors, including whether there was intent on Bieber’s part to hit the person with the eggs.
The case at first was classified as a possible misdemeanor, Negelmann said.
This morning, Whitmore said the case was being investigated as a felony. He declined to elaborate.
Any property damage above $400 translates into a felony in California. According to various news reports, the egg-throwing caused $20,000 in damage, but there was no immediate information on how that figure was reached