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article imageJustin Bieber under assault: Biebs accused of Nerf gun crime

Could Justin Bieber be going off the rails? The Canadian pop star is having a tough time after the break-up with Selena Gomez but could he have committed a crime - with a Nerf gun? Ottawa police are looking into it.
The incident actually took place at a concert in Canada's capital back in November before the Gomez break-up, or at least before we knew about it. But it doesn't appear that he is going off the rails, indeed it seems, from what has been reported by TMZ and other sites, to be rather innocent. But nonetheless a complaint has now been filed and Ottawa police are interviewing the complainant and several witnesses. No word on when the Biebs himself will talk to the police, or if indeed he already has.
Bieber complaint similar to Planet Lazer
Here's the (reported) scoop: Either before or after his concert, Bieber was playing backstage with his 3 year-old half-brother, Jaxon, and 4-year-old half-sister, Jazmyn, when a foam projectile from the Nerf gun they were toying with hit a nearby woman. The woman told Bieber and his people that she was a security guard and very unhappy. Some reports said that she became "hysterical".
The woman has not been named as yet but she has filed an assault complaint. The complaint is similar to one that was filed against Bieber in Vancouver in October of 2010 when he was 16. In that incident a complaint was filed with the RCMP by the father of a 12-year-old boy who claimed he was hit or pushed by Bieber while playing laser tag at Planet Lazer. A witness said the boy's father was making a "mountain out of a molehill" and after an investigation the RCMP agreed, dismissing the complaint.
Bieber, Nerf crimes and Selena Gomez
If he is charged Bieber would be the first celebrity, perhaps the first person period, to be charged with assault with a Nerf gun. Given that reports say a problem Selena Gomez has with the singer is his maturity level, it's unclear whether an assault charge with a toy would create a strong or poor impression with her.
Ottawa police haven't said when they'll render their decision; in the meantime, Bieber continues on his 'Believe' tour, a free (young) man.
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