Justin Bieber will likely face criminal charges when it comes to a recent run-in with his neighbor.
The 19-year-old pop star spit at his neighbor and threatened his life, after the Calabasas man — and father of three — complained about Bieber’s reckless driving. (Bieber often unnecessarily peels out of local strip malls in his fast cars, area locals have complained.) The neighbor, however, is not happy at the excessive speeds at which Bieber and his posse drive through his ritzy neighborhood.
This past Tuesday (March 26), Bieber reportedly took out his Ferrari at 8:00 AM for a 100mph spin through his gated posh community. Bieber’s neighbor went over to his property and yelled, “You can’t drive like this!” in the morning. Bieber’s response? “Get the f**k out of here. I’m gonna f**king kill you,” he said and then spit in his face.
The neighbor, a successful businessman, filed a battery report and is not backing down.
Instead of dismissing the report, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department will pass along their investigation to the L.A. County District Attorney so that criminal battery charges can be filed against the singer, TMZ reports. Even though it was only spit, the action is considered an assault as the California assault law doesn’t require an actual injury, but rather applies to performing an act that is likely to result in the application of force to another person. Although unlikely, if convicted, Bieber could be charged with a misdemeanor and face up to six months in the county jail, community service, and/or a maximum fine of $1,000.
The “Baby” singer, who raked in $55 million last year, has been rather aggressive as of late. He told a combative London photographer “I’ll fucking beat the fuck out of you” this past March, and has been on the attack when it comes to his Twitter feud with the Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney.