According to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Justin Bieber refuses to talk to the deputies that have been sent to his house to enquire about the allegations of his speeding through the exclusive, gated neighbourhood.
The deputies specifically want him to respond to allegations make by the former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson and other neighbourhood witnesses who claim that the young pop star was speeding through the Calabasas area.
I wasn’t aware that anyone could refuse to speak to the police when being questioned about allegations of lawbreaking. Sure, you can have your lawyer present and you cannot say anything that can be used against you, and you need your Miranda read to you, but refuse?
The sheriff’s Department spokesman, Steve Whitmore has said that it is time for Bieber to tell his side of the story. The Department in the meantime is looking at surveillance video footage and interviewing other neighbours who might have seen the young pop idol speeding through the gated community over the Memorial Day weekend.
Spokesman Steve Whitmore went on to say, “Mr. Bieber is making statements through others that he was not driving. If he wants to set the record straight, contact us for a sit-down, thorough interview. He has to ask himself this question, ‘If you have nothing to hide, why not talk to us?'”
Justin Bieber refuses to talk with sheriff’s deputies who have attempted to question him at his house, according to Whitmore.
At least two witnesses have alleged that it was Bieber in the driver’s seat of the white Ferrari.
One of the witnesses is Johnson, a former USC and NFL star. He attempted to confront Bieber after watching the Ferrari tear past his home, where his 3-year-old daughter was playing in the driveway on her electric car, Whitmore said.
When the former NFL star tried to confront Bieber at his home, he reached out his arm to prevent the garage door from closing and talked to Bieber, who was still in the driver’s seat, according to police reports.
Whitmore said, “He was concerned about his daughter and he wanted to talk to Mr. Bieber about that. Mr Bieber hurried into the home without talking to anybody.”
According to a source once Bieber was safely inside the house, someone threatened to call authorities on Johnson, to which Johnson agreed, “Call the cops.”
A second witness who was taking his trash out also saw Bieber in the driver’s seat, Whitmore said. The young pop star is not popular with his neighbours as they’ve already alleged repeatedly that he drives recklessly through the gated neighbourhood.
We are still perplexed as to why Bieber is allowed to not speak to deputies when they come to question him, if you or I attempted to do that, we’d be arrested for obstruction and taken down to the station. Obviously Justin didn’t want to talk to Johnson, who makes about ten of the short and skinny superstar.
But we do think is was a bit foolhardy to threaten to call the cops on the former NFL star.
Prosecutors are actually deciding whether to charge Bieber for battery after allegedly spitting on a neighbor in March this year when the neighbor complained about the singer and his entourage speeding through the neighbourhood.
The singer has at least learned from that incident as he did not, apparently, spit on Johnson.
Another NFL neighbour in the exclusive neighbourhood, Hall of Famer Erick Dickerson, got on Twitter to pass a couple of tweets at the young singer about his unacceptable behaviour.
“Hey @justinbieber I use to have a white Ferrari too, but I knew the speed limit in neighborhoods where kids played.”
“Just to be clear, I think @justinbieber is a talented young man. But as a parent of young kids the reckless driving concerns me.”
As long as Justin Bieber is allowed to refuse to speak to the Deputies who come to his house, we don’t think he will pay a lot of attention to the tweets of his other NFL neighbour.
By Michael Smith