Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Entry archive:

This Jan. 23, 2014, file photo shows Justin Bieber appearing in court via video feed in Miami. (Walter Michot/AP)
This Jan. 23, 2014, file photo shows Justin Bieber appearing in court via video feed in Miami. (Walter Michot/AP)

Bieber staffers arrested for theft; pop star’s Miami arrest videos set for release Add to ...

While Justin Bieber went a whole day without getting into trouble, a few people who work for him weren’t so lucky.

TMZ reports that a member of the Canadian pop star’s security team and a driver have been arrested in Atlanta for stealing a photographer’s camera.

What went down: Apparently Bieber rented out an entire amusement park in suburban Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon . While the Biebs was inside, perhaps playing Whac-a-Mole and Skee-ball, a herd of paparazzi huddled outside, naturally.

More Related to this Story

Upon Bieber’s exit, one of his security team reportedly got into a grab-and-shove game with one of the photogs. The security guard allegedly grabbed the lensman’s camera and handed it to the driver. Then both men drove away in a Cadillac Escalade.

Not surprisingly, the photographer followed the vehicle to the house that Bieber is renting during his stay in Atlanta, a sprawling spaceship-inspired mansion belonging to rap mogul Dallas Austin.

The cops were called and they searched the residence for the camera, which they found and returned to the photographer.

The police arrested the security guard and the driver for felony theft, as the camera was worth an estimated $10,000 U.S.

Sources also told TMZ that the police removed two backpacks from the Escalade, but reportedly they didn’t find any contraband. There’s also a report that the vehicle was towed away shortly after the incident.

In other Bieber news, some of the police and jail surveillance tapes recorded during the singer’s 10-hour stretch in police custody following his Miami DUI arrest last month are expected to be released today, the Sun Sentinel reports.

The release of the tapes would come after several media outlets waged a legal battle fought by Bieber and his lawyers.

The videos were made following the arrest of Bieber and fellow singer Khalil Amir Sharieff after they were stopped by Miami police on Jan. 23 while driving luxury cars in a residential neighbourhood at 4:13 a.m.

Video previously released by Miami Beach police showed Bieber being patted down by a gloved attendant in the station.

But, of course, some moments of Bieber’s night in Miami are expected to be withheld from the new video footage. Specifically, the new batch of video isn’t expected to show Bieber giving a urine sample at the police station.

Follow us on Twitter: @globeandmail

 

Topics:

In the know

Most popular video »

Highlights

More from The Globe and Mail

Most Popular Stories