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Justin Bieber

"Bodyguard" Accused

of Threatening Shopper

2/4/2013 5:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0125-justin-bieber-tmzA member of Justin Bieber's crew allegedly threatened a man who snapped a pic of JB Sunday night, and now police are investigating ... TMZ has learned.

According to law enforcement sources ... Justin was shopping at a Best Buy in the San Fernando Valley when the adult male -- not a crazed tweener fan -- approached him and took the photo.

We're told the man claims someone in Justin's entourage -- someone he thinks is a bodyguard -- immediately, and angrily, told him to delete the photo ... which he did.

The photo opportunist -- who we're told is not a paparazzo -- felt threatened enough after the encounter that he called police ... but when LAPD officers arrived Justin and his posse were long gone.

We're told police took a report from the alleged victim, and plan to investigate his claim.

Justin's camp had no comment.

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151.

Don    

Why is this spoiled teen-ager such a fascinating subject for so many?

533 days ago
152.

Donald Minkoff    

Judge Mathis once explained this situation: The threat is the "assault." If the bodyguard had taken the camera/put his hands on the man, that would have been "battery." Looks like the photo taker might have a case, after all...But this looks like a he-said vs he-said. No witnesses? Good-bye and good night. Harvey Leven is an attorney- ask him!I don't know the procedure to start a deportation action. He is an undesireable alien- Accent on "Alien!"

533 days ago
153.

les61    

Why is the more idiodic the story or person is like Oprah, Sarha Pallin foe example the more time is wasted on their stories. Lets just remove them from the list and bieber on.

533 days ago
154.

Rafaella    

What but this site does is publish lies and this is affecting the Justin Bieber, so stop with this, and have more creativity, and do not think this will make the Justin Bieber fan has less, because who is a fan, believes in his words, not a website without evidence.

533 days ago
155.

The "G" man    

This kid needs to go away. He is a BAD example for kids. He looks like a little girl. His bodyguard wanted some "15 minute spotlights"

533 days ago
156.

Squeeks910    

oh well, this isn't news

533 days ago
157.

DougDiPlacido    

I personally think that crotch grabbing Bieber is a turd, but there does need to be some line drawn where a celebrity can go out in public and not have people sticking cameras in their faces 24/7. Why anyone would want a picture of this creep is beyond me, but even creeps in this country deserve some privacy.

533 days ago
158.

Ann    

Always in the news for being a problem CHILD. He's a real punk!

533 days ago
159.

ed    

When people take your picture just keep walking. Don't come outside if you don't want to be notice, or give up your celebrity card.

533 days ago
160.

kindamara    

Bet his body guards are well armed. The kid needs to get over himself and realize that fans, pictures and press are part of what he signed up for as a celebrity. If he doesn't like it then he should quit his job!

533 days ago
161.

James A Tremblay    

At this stage of Justin's life, he's probably started to develop a very unappealing sense of privilege and arrogance, considering is World-Wide fame and adulation by millions.

533 days ago
162.

feelyourboobies    

As ADULTS we need to lay off this kid, yes I said kid. Grow up already! He has done some really good things. Look up what he did for the little girl with cancer who adored him. She has since passed away. My kids aren't into Justin and neither am I but when adults dog on him all the time I just want to smack them!!

532 days ago
163.

john    

just a lil punk

529 days ago
164.

Juliana    

What the heck is everyone hating on Justin?! He didn't even do ANYTHING and you all have the nerve to hate on a teenage boy living out his dream? He puts up with a lot of hate and I'm so tired of it. "I wish this kid would just go away." THEN WHY THE HECK ARE YOU CLICKING ON A JUSTIN BIEBER ARTICLE?! Come on, really? Be more mature people.

528 days ago
165.

J.E.B.    

Being a juvenile celebrity means never having to say you're sorry.

528 days ago
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