Justin Bieber is being investigated for criminal battery after allegedly scuffling with a paparazzo over the weekend. TMZ reports that J.B was at a mall in Calabasas, Calif. Sunday when a photographer tried to take his picture and a physical altercation occurred. The photographer called 911, but Bieber and girlfriend left before officials arrived.
Witnesses tell TMZ the scuffle occurred because the paparazzo was blocking Bieber’s car, and wouldn’t move when asked to. The photographer claims he was injured during the altercation and was experiencing pain to his upper torso and was taken to a hospital.
Witnesses added that a lawyer walked up to the photographer during the scuffle, and told him he could get a lot of money from the incident and advised him to call an ambulance and file a police report.