Justin Bieber Cops ‘Gunning For Felony Prosecution,’ Who’s Egging Who?

If Justin Bieber has few friends at TMZ, it seems he has none at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Following the celebrity gossip site’s scoop reporting of the 19-year-old’s alleged egging of a neighbor’s house in Calabasas, Calif. on Thursday (Jan. 9), the outlet is now doing what it does better than anyone: stepping on the gas.

A Saturday headline openly trills Justin Bieber Detectives Gunning For Felony Prosecution In Egging Case,” before revealing police in a just launched vandalism investigation – in which the singer is a named suspect – “are indignant” and want to “nail the Biebs” for the incident.

A similarly personalized, and distasteful culinary/death penalty association pops up at Britain’s Mirror: Cops want to fry Justin Bieber over ‘egg attack’ – will Baby singer be charged for vandalism?”

Meanwhile, at Uproxx and elsewhere rape references are offered, “I’m sure he’d be really popular in prison. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed.”

Given that this is the second day of an investigation and official determinations on culpability, the possibility of provocation, intent, and evidence gathering are still ongoing, this kind of reporting is base to say the least.

Moreover, joking about or hoping for a prison rape, especially in the instance of a teenager who could be facing a jail term, is breathtakingly irresponsible.