Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber’s notoriety may have been the reason behind an alleged laser tag run-in which is currently being investigated by Canadian police, RadarOnline.com can reveal.
Bieber, 16, allegedly got into an altercation with a 12-year-old at the Planet Lazer Entertainment Center in Richmond, British Columbia, on Friday with the police getting involved after the kid claimed the famous singer had punched him in the face.
And according to the Today Show, reports have surfaced that the pop star may have been the victim of bullying after he was allegedly taunted with a homophobic remark.
But one eyewitness has lifted the lid on what really happened inside the dark corridors of the Canadian laser center – and Bieber may very well be the real victim of bullying.
He said: “I don’t think Justin was called a ‘f****’ or anything like that and he certainly did not punch the other kid on the face.
“I saw the kid when he left the game and he had no bruises or red marks on his face that could have been the result of being punched or hit hard.
“His older sister, who was around 20, confronted Justin when he went outside and asked him ‘did you hit my brother’ – Justin admitted that he had made some physical contact but had only ‘grazed him’ after he pushed his way out after he had been forced into a corner by the other kid and his friends.
“At no time did Justin say that he had been called any names or anything like that. The kid in question was celebrating his birthday with around a dozen other friends who were around the same age.
“He was around the same height as Justin but he was quite stocky and he acted like he was pretty tough too.
“Justin had been separated from his father and bodyguard at the time of the incident and word had gotten out that he was inside. I think the other kids crowded him and he simply just pushed past them and against the other boy in the process.
“There were around 35 people inside the game at the time and I think the whole thing has been blown out of proportion because the kid wasn’t even hurt.”
The story – which was first reported by Canadian blogger Zack Taylor – has received a lot of international pick-up with so many instances of gay teenage bullying recently hitting the headlines.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Corporal Annie Linteau told RadarOnline.com that the investigation into the incident is still an on-going investigation and would not confirm that Bieber is in any way involved in the investigation.
She said, “Our investigation continues into an alleged assault of a 12-year-old boy – we are unable to name him because he is under 18 years old.”
Justin is in British Columbia for a show in Vancouver Tuesday night