Police haven’t let the Justin Bieber egging incident drop, despite the fact that many of his fans consider it a prank. Authorities descended on the superstar’s home on Tuesday, searching for evidence in the egg throwing case from last week, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Last week, a neighbor claimed that Bieber egged his home. The damage was estimated to be $20,000 or more. By Monday, the neighbor was to have insurance paperwork in to the Sheriff’s Department.
Tuesday, authorities — with a felony search warrant — appeared at the Bieber’s home. Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said that eight people were detained inside Bieber’s home, including the singer.
Although a felony warrant might seem a bit much for this case, it should be noted that felony vandalism involves cases where the damage is over $400. Prior report were clear: There was little doubt the damage in this incident would exceed that value.
If investigators find evidence that Bieber, 19, threw the eggs that pelted his next-door neighbor’s home, they could ask the district attorney’s office for possible felony prosecution. It is unclear if the D.A. would follow through, though.
Social media was all over the place in terms of support — or lack thereof — of the superstar, who had a troubled 2013, including incidents such as spitting in a neighbor’s face and speeding at speeds exceeding 100 MPH around the Calabasas community he lives in.
One user wrote on the FOX411 Facebook page: “Omg a felony raid for an egg throwing incident? Wow no wonder California laid off hundreds of Officer’s. If they do felony raids on eggs imagine what they do for a homicide…”
Another posted, “All this for a stupid egg throwing prank? I agree he’s a little over indulged punk, but wasting these police resources is outrageous!”
On Twitter, one said, “If it wasn’t justin bieber nobody would really care about the egging incident..”
Another mocked the whole thing, tweeting: “Justin Bieber got arrested for having eggs in his house.”
However, based on Bieber’s prior antics, some were quick to say they were glad Bieber was finally getting what he deserved.
One user tweeted, “Justin Bieber finally getting what he deserves?! I hope that little brat is freaking out in his garage while sheriffs search his house,”
Another tweet: “Police searched Justin Bieber’s house after Bieber allegedly egged his neighbor’s house. Police found nothing in the way of eggs or talent”
On the FOX411 Facebook page, one user commented: “19 year old ‘baby’ needs a spanking…what a brat!”
Video of the police, on-scene at Bieber’s house, is embedded.