Justin Bieber allegedly committed an attempted robbery, according to a San Fernando Valley woman, LAPD is now investigating. The woman told TMZ that Monday night she was at the Sherman Oaks Castle Park, a complex with miniature golf and a batting cage, when she spotted Justin and his entourage playing a little mini golf and then hitting balls.
The woman said Justin and his crew got into an altercation with some guys at the batting cage when Justin noticed she was going for her cellphone to take pictures. She says Justin demanded to see her phone so he could erase any photos. She said she refused to fork over the phone so he then went into her purse and grabbed it.
The woman said she began wrestling with Bieber, trying to get her phone back. She said he ripped it out of her hands but couldn’t accomplish his mission because the phone was locked. She said Justin gave her the phone back and demanded that she unlock it to see if she took photos.
UPDATE: A employee at The Sherman Oaks Castle Park where the incident occurred told TMZ that Bieber didn’t rob her. She said the woman was the instigator, ignoring security’s requests to stop taking pics. She says Bieber was upset, but never got physical.
UPDATE #2: Bieber statement: It is hard to defend myself and my privacy every moment of the day. Then to see rumors. The truth will set u free. My mom raised me to be kind to others. I get judged, harassed, and I try to take the high road. Sometimes it isn’t easy. But we keep trying.
I will continue to be the man my mother raised. I love people and I will try to be kind even when things are not fair. Don’t believe rumors. Thanks for those who stick by me and those that help me grow everyday. I love you. Off to have fun and smile with friends. I’m human. I feel. I hurt. But I got thick skin too. I can handle it. I love you.’
She obliged and showed Justin she had taken none. She said she told Justin she and her 13-year-old daughter just wanted to say hi, and Justin screamed, ‘You’re humiliating yourself in front of your daughter. Why don’t you just get out of here.’ Her daughter started crying.
She says at that point Justin turned and started screaming at someone else. The woman lodged a complaint and LAPD cops went to her home Tuesday night to take a report to determine if a crime occurred.