Justin Bieber's House Searched Over Egg-Tossing; Lil Za Arrested
Police obtained a warrant to search Justin Bieber's house for evidence related to the egg toss
smelled heard 'round the world.
The "Confident" singer is suspected of egging his neighbor's home, causing thousands of dollars in property damage.
It's basically an egg hunt, except it's not for Easter, it's for felony vandalism.
According to the neighbor's repair estimates, the egging ordeal caused about $20,000 worth of damages to his home, reports CNN.
In California, when vandalism causes damages totaling $400 or greater, prosecutors can charge the accused with either a misdemeanor or a felony. The prosecutor's decision would hinge on the circumstances of the case and Bieber's criminal history. Either way, if Bieber is charged, his latest sophomoric prank would take a turn for the criminal.
So far, no formal charges have been filed against Bieber. But in a video taken by the neighbor and posted by TMZ, the neighbor confronts Bieber about the egging incident and Bieber retorts, "F--k you, I got another one for you actually!"
Search Warrant on Bieber's Home
The latest saga in the egg(ing) hunt involved police rolling up to Bieber's abode at 8 a.m. with a search warrant in hand, reports CNN.
It seems Miley Cyrus isn't the only one dancing with "Molly." During the search, officers chanced upon what were believed to be Ecstasy and Xanax pills belonging to one of Bieber's house guests, rapper Lil Za (his uncool name is Xavier Smith, which is still kind of cool.).
Under the Fourth Amendment, an overnight social guest like Lil Za generally has a legitimate expectation of privacy in someone else's home. That means police normally can't make a warrantless arrest or warrantless search of the home where the guest is staying.
But in this case, because the police had a search warrant and Bieber consented to the search, Lil Za was out of legal luck and was arrested for drug possession.
Although the purpose of the search was to seek video surveillance or other possible evidence of the egging vandalism, the warrant also allowed the officers to seize evidence of unrelated criminal activity discovered in plain view or within area(s) specified in the search warrant.
From felony egging to popping Xanax and Ecstasy, I think we've discovered the teenybopper pop sequel to "The Wolf of Wall Street."
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