Justin Bieber has not yet been questioned by authorities over the egging of his neighbor’s house this past week because he won’t talk to deputies, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore.
Because of this it’s not clear why the 19-year-old may have allegedly pelted a Calabasas, Calif. resident’s home with ova on Thursday, Jan 9.
Even by Bieber’s standards the idea that he would allegedly grab a drop-crotch full of around 20 eggs and head over to his neighbor’s for no reason is something of a stretch.
So, was he provoked?
Whitmore confirms Bieber has been named as a suspect in a misdemeanor vandalism and assault crime report, The Associated Press reports.
The neighbor told TMZ and deputies attending his home following a 7:40 pm 911 call, that Justin hurled eggs at his front door while he and his daughter watched from their balcony videotaping the incident.
The footage was later posted by TMZ and shows the neighbor and an unseen male — allegedly Bieber — trading expletives.
In the clip the neighbor’s 13-year-old daughter is also heard calling the police and describing the situation as an “assault.”
Although police filed the offense as a misdemeanor vandalism and assault, it could rise to a felony depending on a damages estimate.
According to TMZ, the neighbor believes repairs could run into thousands of dollars because of alleged damage to expensive, exterior venetian plastering and other items.
Citing sources, the website claimed detectives in the vandalism investigation “are indignant” and want the Canadian star charged with a felony because of prior investigations that stalled, and because they believe they have sufficient evidence in this case to “nail” him.
While Bieber isn’t yet speaking to Los Angeles detectives, his accuser – who has reportedly clashed with the singer before – has been speaking to media outlets including E! News.
“It was about 7:30 pm. and I was in my house upstairs with my daughter,” he told the outlet. “We began to hear something hitting the house, like rocks and things crashing into the window. We went to our outside balcony and saw [Justin] standing in my front yard, ripping eggs at my house.”
He added, “I screamed at him, he yelled back at me, said, ‘Yeah I got another one for you,’ and threw more eggs. Then I called the sheriff. Obviously my daughter was very frightened having eggs thrown at her. It was unprovoked as I have not seen the kid in months, so I have no idea what prompted him to do this.”
However, this Twitter snapshot may indicate Bieber has been – and is – being provoked by some Calabasas residents.
Matt Schwartz, who purports to be a relative of the neighbor, referred to the egging incident on the social networking site, writing:
Bieber just egged my house Jeff and Keyshawn are going crazy on this bitch updates coming soon
— 〽️oof (@mattschwartz18) January 10, 2014
“I jus[t] have to think I’m partially responsible for when I tpeed him.”
Tpeed is a shortening of the term ‘Teepeed,’ which is the act of covering something or even someone in toilet paper. The message was deleted shortly after posting. Cohen subsequently switched his Twitter profile to private then public again.
(Photo: An example of a “teepeed” house).
Given the history of tension between Bieber and Calabsas’ residents which led to reckless driving and battery investigations; are there murky goings-on in play by an understandably frustrated group of neighbors who may have turned vigilante behind the gates?
If so, it’s likely both the neighbor – and allegedly – Bieber know more than they’re currently saying about the egging incident.