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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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46.

al    

Why, why, why do people cave to these "security" goons? I would have told him to pound sand, and immediately dialed 911 if he threatened me. These "stars" need to be put in their place.

576 days ago
47.

xxx    

haha who would be scared of this ***** or his security? i hate him and if i saw him would take his picture just to annoy him and his security in hopes of maybe driving him into a drug fueled depression that ended in an OD or suicide so we can stop hearing about his talentless ass.

575 days ago
48.

ohboy    

Exactly what AL stated. The body guard says "Delete that photo" as if he is law enforcement and has jurisdiction. There are laws that protect the right to take a picture of someone in public. His bodyguards, and Justin Bieber himself all need beatdowns.

575 days ago
49.

spectator72    

DON'T PHOTOGRAPH THE CLOWNS !!!!!!!! YOUR NOT TO BE TOLD AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!
You can't take a photo while he shops.
But you can snap a quick shot when he smokes weed

575 days ago
50.

STFUP    

When will this failed abortion start to fade? I'm SO sick of him and his extremely over-entitled attitude. He thinks the World revolves around him. Hell no.

575 days ago
51.

sahar    

until I saw the check saying $4540, I didn't believe ...that...my friend woz like they say actualie earning money in their spare time from there pretty old laptop.. there sisters roommate had bean doing this for under 12 months and a short time ago took care of the dept on their villa and got a great audi. go to,buzz45.COM

575 days ago
52.

waggy    

ok so his "security guard" tells him to delete the picture and he does.

Then calls the cops? WTF

sorry. JB was in public. people have the right to take his picture. Telling me to delete would receive a big old "**** you"

575 days ago
53.

EL    

TMZ won't be able to blame the black kids for this.

575 days ago
54.

Jonjon80    

All I know is if I run into him in the valley and he give me attitude I will smack the **** out of him

575 days ago
55.

e33    

Here we go with Vanilla Ice part 2.

575 days ago
56.

@$|-||€!G|-|    

Why do people even like this kook. His music sucks and the noob throws up on stage. Maybe he should Take it easy on the zips and double cups.

575 days ago
57.

Cincinnati Sugar    

@TMZ, CAN SOMEONE...ANYONE IN YOUR OFFICE DELETE THE STUPID PHOTO OF MILEY CYRUS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

575 days ago
58.

Carl    

Why did he delete it? What a fool. If it were me and the bodyguard laid a hand on me I'd sue his and Bieber's butts in an instant.

575 days ago
59.

Troi    

Instead of coddling this kid, aren't there any grownups around him? His managrement team is trying sooo hard to transition him from pubescent to man,.....WTF ? Terrorizing people in public, threatents in public,....deliquent behavior,...in front of the public?.....really? No wonder Selena Gomez dumpoed his azzz. He's a child and keeps acting like one,....so what the hell do you expect? Wanna be considered, and looked at like a man,.....? Then stop acting like a boy child, spraying everywhere, antagonizing the cops, hotels, and these poor disallusioned fans,....luckily thes pubenscent females will grow up,....thank God. It's all fine and dandy to have idols, look up to certain celebrities, and recognize the 'positive' things they have accomplished,......smoking blunts, alcohol drinking being recored all over the world,....is this what you want to teach kids, that it's okay to be irresponsible,....dress like a dweeb,do drugs, drive like a maniac and put others in danger,....yeah,...this is certainly something you want to set as an example,.....he probably scratches his balllz at the dinner table too. He started out as a fresh faced kid with a promising career as a teen idol, and is now 'still' acting like a spoiled child who needs a spanking.......you want it so bad,....man up.

575 days ago
60.

still2easy    

j.b. lil wienied jerk wad prima dona

575 days ago
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