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Justin Bieber is under investigation for allegedly trying to rob and beat up a man who captured the singer on his cellphone.

According to TMZ, Bieber and Selena Gomez were hanging at Dave & Buster’s when a fan starting snapping photos of the couple. He also may have filmed a video of their interactions.

Law enforcement insiders tell the site that Justin lunged at the individual in an effort to take his phone and, we assume, delete the images and the video.

Justin & Hailey at the Met Gala

Bieber’s entourage, however, held the artist back and no contact was made.

Police were called to the scene, but Bieber and Gomez had left by the time they arrived.


The fan reportedly wants to press charges against Bieber, with possible crimes on the horizon being attempted battery, attempted theft and attempted robbery.

Bieber and his bodyguards, of course, have a very long history of reacting poorly when folks try to take pictures or videos of the superstar. 

But this situation could be especially dicey for Bieber because he’s on probation for his egging case and any law-breaking could result in jail time.

We’ll keep fans posted on this developing story. Until then… Justin Bieber shirtless and Instagram photos for all!

Justin & Hailey at the Met Gala