Charlotte Hannah
March 27, 2013

Justin Bieber Investigated for Battery After Neighbor Altercation

Photo credit: TMZ

Oh, Justin Bieber. You almost want to feel bad for the kid. In the past few months alone, he’s taken his already unfortunate sense of style to new levels of awfulness, showed up late to one of his own concerts, been kicked out of a bar on what he declared his “worst birthday,” collapsed on stage, been publicly dissed by ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez … and the list goes on. It’s safe to say he’s not having a good year.

Unfortunately, he racked up another regrettable incident this week when police were called to his Los Angeles area home to investigate a neighbor’s claims that the Biebs hit and threatened him during an argument. Reps from Bieber’s camp told TMZ the altercation occurred after the neighbor came over to complain about some loud parties he claimed were thrown on the pop star’s property while Bieber was touring in Europe.

However, the neighbor says things went down a little differently. According to him, the fight happened after he confronted Bieber after witnessing the 19-year-old singer driving “unbelievably recklessly” through the family-friendly neighborhood in a Ferrari. Multiple neighbors have backed up the man’s story, TMZ reports.

The neighbor alleges that at some point during the altercation, Bieber made some kind of unwanted contact with him. Because of that, the singer is currently under investigation by police.

“There have been allegations made against Mr. Bieber of battery and making threats,” confirmed Steve Whitmore, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Some have suggested the “Baby” singer might be starting on a Lindsay Lohan-esque downward spiral. One thing’s for sure: the Biebs needs to pull his pants up (both literally and figuratively) and get his act together — and fast.