The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is said to be furious that Justin Bieber will only be charged with misdemeanor vandalism charges in connection with the alleged egging incident of his neighbor, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
Detectives investigating the egging incident are “absolutely furious” with the L.A. District Attorney for failure to even consider filing felony vandalism charge against Bieber, 20, a source told Radar.
“He caused $20,000 in damage and there is just no denying that,” one law enforcement source, who asked not to be identified, said.
“It sends the wrong the message to the community that celebrities are treated differently. This case should be filed against Justin as a felony, period.”
In early January, Bieber’s neighbor, Jeffrey Schwartz, summoned L.A. County Sheriff authorities to his Calabasas, Calif., neighborhood, claiming he saw the singer pitching eggs at his front door.
The man said that when he went onto his balcony and asked Bieber what he was doing, Bieber began chucking the eggs at him before he retreated back into his mansion.
Radar broke the story: that the Los Angeles County District Attorney would decline to charge the Biebs with a felony, opting instead for a misdemeanor.
“There just isn’t enough compelling evidence to file a felony vandalism charge against Justin,” another insider previously explained to Radar.
“Many feel the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department/Lost Hills Station has been extremely over-zealous in their investigation involving Justin, such as sending over a dozen squad cars to execute a search warrant at his house, and issuing press releases when the investigation was handed over to the D.A. It’s just not done to the average guy.”
Also, according to the insider, “The estimates for repair of $20,000 to the neighbor’s house are just overblown. Yes there was some minor damage, but nowhere near that amount.”
However, law enforcement passed the case on to prosecutors with a strong recommendation the “Confident” singer face felony charges for his alleged egg action.
The 20-year-old bad boy has dominated the headlines in 2014 for all the wrong reasons, racking up arrests in Miami and Toronto in separate incidents, and raising eyebrows for the suspicious cloud of smoke that seems to follow him wherever he goes.