Justin Bieber has a few more legal headaches today thanks to his security team. But the singer will get no sympathy from Judge Judy.
TMZ reports that Bieber was involved in more legal woes yesterday afternoon when one of his security guards as well as a driver for the singer were both arrested on felony charges. CBC reports that Sandy Springs, Georgia Police Capt. Steve Rose issued a statement identifying the two charged: Hugo Hesny, 32, is the bodyguard in question while the driver is Terrance Johnson, 49.
Bieber reportedly had an amusement complex north of Atlanta all to himself after renting it out. When he was about to emerge from the park, a member of Bieber's security crew approached his Escalade and informed paparazzi nearby that the pop singer was on his way out and to keep calm. However, Hesny allegedly got into a dispute with a photographer who got too close to Bieber. Hesny followed the photographer to the photographer's car, taking the camera and handing it to Johnson. From there Hesny jumped into the car and Johnson drove off with the photographer's camera.
Police eventually located the vehicle at the home of noted rap producer Dallas Austin, which Bieber is renting. Police searched the vehicle and found two backpacks as well as the camera. The camera was then returned to the photographer. Hesny and Johnson were both arrested for felony theft as the camera's value is estimated at $10,000.
Meanwhile, Bieber also ended up in the cross-hairs of television personality Judge Judith Sheindlin, better known to most as television's Judge Judy. In an interview with CBS News in Los Angeles, which was reported by Global News, Sheindlin said he's "doing a very good job of making a fool out of himself."
"It's sad," she said. "Nobody's going to remember that he was a marginal singer but they're going to remember a young kid who had a chance to have it all and is blowing it by acting like a fool."
It's not the first time Sheindlin criticized Bieber. Earlier in February, she told a Philadelphia radio station the following: "You sing alright. You're no Sinatra but people are going to remember that you're an idiot." The judge also added that Bieber was not the late tenor Luciano Pavarotti. "He's a singer, he caught on, he had great PR at the beginning and all was wonderful," Sheindlin said. "And then he started to believe his own press. Just stupid."
The latest incident follows incidents in Miami Beach and Toronto which have led to Bieber facing various charges. Bieber is slated to make a court appearance in Toronto on March 10 for a late 2013 assault on a limo driver in that city.