Police descended on Justin Bieber's California mansion and arrested one person for drug possession today all because of a couple of bad eggs.
The L.A. Times reports the Los Angeles Police Department arrested one person on drug charges Tuesday afternoon after searching Justin Bieber's house in Calabasas, California. TMZ reports the person was Justin Bieber's frequent partner-in-mischief Lil Za, nee Xavier Smith, and the drug was cocaine. The police were at Bieber's house over charges he egged a neighbor's house, causing thousands of dollars in damage.
This whole story began as what seemed like another mini-scandal confined entirely to the TMZ universe. Eggs rained down from Bieber's mansion onto a neighbor's property last Thursday night. The neighbor shouted at Bieber, who shouted back, and that exchange was caught on video. It was funny. Kids still egg houses, which is reassuring. But then the neighbor alleged Bieber's egg bombing was so bad it caused an estimated $20,000 worth of property damage, and then today happened.
Deputies arrived at Bieber's house Tuesday morning with a search warrant for "evidence to support allegations that the singer was involved", in the egging, the L.A. Times reports. Multiple police cars arrived at the house, and officers poured over every room. Apparently the cops arrived with a battering ram ready, according to TMZ — you know never know what these rich kids are up to. This is Little Za after getting arrested Tuesday:
This is Lil Za getting arrested for coke in Bieber's egging case. He might be wearing a shirt that says "EGG$." pic.twitter.com/GSlIRkhO1L— ItsTheReal (@itsthereal) January 14, 2014
He is wearing a T-shirt that says, "EGG$" on the chest. Kids these days can be alright, I guess. But cocaine is bad, terribly bad, and that's why Mr. Za left in handcuffs.
At first people cracked jokes about the the silliness of police searching for evidence to prove egging charges. What could they find, incriminating packages of eggs in the fridge? Empty cartons stored in Bieber's garbage? Charging him for $20,000 worth of damage based on the fact that he ate breakfast this week wouldn't hold up in a game of Clue. Of course if the police find security camera footage that incriminates Bieber as the Egg Box Bomber, that would get the job done, and that's exactly what they were looking for. The search warrant outlined its goal to find "video surveillance or other relevant evidence" that would show who threw the eggs.
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