Justin Bieber accused of criminal battery by the pap.
Justin was in Calabasas, where he lives, on Sunday at a mall called The Commons. A paparazzi attempted to take Justin & Selena’s picture and, according to law enforcement, some sort of physical altercation erupted between Justin and the camera guy.
According to TMZ.com, the paparazzi called 911, and when cops arrived Justin and GF Selena Gomez had already split.
Paparazzi complained of pain to his upper torso, an ambulance was summoned and he was taken to a local hospital where he was examined and released a short time later. He filed a police report naming Justin as the culprit. Cops are investigating the incident as a misdemeanor battery.
UPDATE: Several witnesses at the scene say after the altercation, a lawyer walked up to the paparazzi and said he could get a lot of money out of the incident and advised the dude to call for an ambulance and file a police report.
Witnesses also say the paparazzi had been blocking Justin’s car as he was trying to leave. Justin got out of the car and asked the guy to move away but he wouldn’t, and a scuffle ensued.