ATLANTA (AP) — A security guard for Justin Bieber admitted to taking a camera from a photographer but told officers he wanted only to delete photos taken outside an arcade the singer had visited, according to police documents released Wednesday.
Photographer Jason Winslow was in a parking lot outside the Sandy Springs Funhouse family entertainment complex when security guard Hugo Hesny told him to leave, according to a police report. Winslow continued to shoot photos from farther away. Hesny then chased him, cut him off, opened the door of Winslow's vehicle, took Winslow's camera and drove away, the photographer told police.
Fulton County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan said a judge set Hugo Hesny's bond at $15,000 on a felony charge. Flanagan said the 32-year-old will likely be released sometime Wednesday.
Andrew Schwartz, an attorney who represented Hesny at his bond hearing in Atlanta, did not immediately return an email and phone call seeking comment.
Elias Hilal of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., an attorney who represents Hesny in an unrelated case in Florida, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he hasn't had an opportunity to review the police reports.
A representative for Bieber did not immediately return an email seeking comment Wednesday.
Bieber was not outside and was not part of the argument, police said.
Police responded to the arcade around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday after Winslow called 911. When an officer questioned Hesny about the incident, he admitted chasing Winslow in a Cadillac Escalade and to opening the door of Winslow's vehicle but denied taking the camera, the police report says.
An officer asked to search the Escalade Hesny was driving, but the camera was not found inside. Winslow said he thought the camera might be in another Escalade that had since left the scene, the police report says.
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