And no, he didn’t call an ambulance. Justin made the ambulance necessary. Yes, something intense went down, something causing Justin to get angry enough to hit someone with his little fists and/or kick someone with his little feet. It’s not really clear what exactly went down, but here are the few details that we have so far:
Justin Bieber is a suspect in a criminal battery … law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
Justin was in Calabasas, where he lives, just after noon Sunday at a mall called The Commons. A paparazzo attempted to take Justin’s picture and, according to law enforcement, some sort of physical altercation erupted between Justin and the camera guy.
The photog called 911, and when cops arrived Justin and GF Selena Gomez had already split.
The photog complained of pain to his upper torso, an ambulance was summoned and he was taken to a local hospital where he was examined and released a short time later.
The photog filed a police report naming Justin as the culprit. Cops are investigating the incident as a misdemeanor battery.
Law enforcement tells us detectives want to speak with Justin, Selena and any other witnesses.
We placed a call to Justin’s rep … so far, no comment.
That photo above is my favorite from a set over at our photo agency, and here’s the summary of the action that they have:
Justin, aka “The Biebs”, Bieber went bonkers on a photographer while out with his lovely lady Selena Gomez in Los Angeles, CA on May 27th, 2012. The usually cool, calm and collected singing sensation simply lost it for a moment and lost his shoe and hat in the melee. Lady Selena was there to recover his lost items and help a seemingly uninjured Justin away but then she got to deal the craziness which ensued. Fire trucks, cops and an ambulance were called to the scene and paramedics tended to the photog who was still on the ground.
Tragically, there are no photos of the actual altercation, but there are several of Selena helping Justin put his shoes back on, including this one, where you can see the rage in Justin’s eyes:
Maybe you guys can help clear something up for me about all this. What could Justin have possibly done to this photographer to put him on the ground for several minutes that also would have knocked his own shoes and hat off? When I get angry, my instincts are always to cry, never to get violent or physical at all, so I really have no idea what could have caused all that. But hey, who knew Justin had this* in him, right?
*Physical strength, by the way, not mega douchery.