LOS ANGELES (AP) — Surveillance footage from Justin Bieber's home appears to show the pop star high-fiving friends and celebrating after throwing eggs at a neighbor's home in January, an investigator's affidavit released Friday shows.
The description of Bieber's reaction to the incident that authorities say caused thousands of dollars in damage to the neighbor's home is included in documents filed to support a search warrant obtained in March. A Los Angeles County sheriff's detective obtained the warrant for Bieber's account with the online photo-sharing site Instagram, searching for evidence to match his outfit with the surveillance footage.
Prosecutors have not yet decided whether to charge Bieber in the egg-throwing incident, which happened Jan. 9 at the singer's home in a gated community in Calabasas.
Detectives have said the amount of damage to the neighbor's home warrants a felony prosecution of Bieber, which if filed would be the most serious case the troubled pop star has faced. He has been charged with assault in Toronto, and he faces a trial in July on a charge of driving under the influence in Miami.
A man matching Bieber's description is seen on footage running toward the neighbor' house and returning to a group of friends and exchanging high-fives a short time later.
"Suspect Bieber and the other males appeared to be laughing and celebrating," the affidavit signed by Sheriff's detective Ginni Alvarez states.
Alvarez participated in a search of Bieber's home on Jan. 14 in which surveillance footage was retrieved. Two months later, the investigator obtained the search warrant for Bieber's Instagram account, looking for images of the singer in a white sweatshirt and baseball cap that would match surveillance video shot before and after the egg-throwing incident. The warrant does not state whether any footage of Bieber actually throwing eggs at his neighbor's home was retrieved.
Bieber's attorney Howard Weitzman declined comment.
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