Justin Bieber Tangled Up in Laser Tag Assault Claims in BC
Published Oct 18, 2010Well folks, it looks like Justin Bieber might be turning over to the dark side. Last week, the squeaky-clean teen pop sensation unveiled his Shawty Mane rap persona. Now, Bieber has run into possible trouble with Johnny Law, as he has been implicated in an alleged assault that took place during a game of laser tag on Friday (October 15) in Richmond, BC, just outside Vancouver.
Police are currently investigating claims that the 16-year-old Bieber pushed over a 12-year-old during a heated match at Planet Lazer. According to a statement made to News1130 by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's Annie Linteau, "A 12-year-old boy was assaulted in a Richmond entertainment facility. The boy sustained minimal injuries and did not require medical attention at the time."
ZackTaylor.ca apparently got in touch with Tess Marti, whose father runs Planet Lazer, who said, "Justin told police he accidentally touched the 12-year-old's face, and after police interviewed witnesses they let Justin and everyone else go. The next day the cops came to my house to ask a few more questions to my dad, but that was it."
A different report by TMZ claims that Bieber acted in self-defence after the younger boy allegedly called him a "faggot." According to this report, the singer pushed past the boy, but was not guilty of any assault.
At this point, any reports about the incident should be taken with a grain of salt. One thing is certain, however: the teen wonder is bound to be extra fired up when he performs at Rogers Arena in Vancouver tomorrow night (October 19). Let's just hope there's no lasers in his stage show to get him flustered.