Days after the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office decided not to file any felony charges against pop star Justin Bieber for allegedly trying to grab a Northridge woman's cell phone at a Sherman Oaks miniature golf course, the City Attorney's Office announced today it wouldn't file any misdemeanor charges either.
The announcement means Bieber is in the clear -- at least in that case.
County prosecutors have not yet decided whether to file a case against Bieber in connection with an accusation the now-20-year-old singer threw eggs at a neighbor's home in Calabasas in January. The matter is still under review, according to Jane Robison of the District Attorney's Office.
In the Sherman Oaks case, a woman claimed Bieber tried to snatch her cell phone after accusing her of recording him with the device on May 13 at the Sherman Oaks Castle Park. But in a charge evaluation worksheet, a county prosecutor said the case "does not warrant felony prosecution."
Nine miniature golf course employees were interviewed, and none who saw the encounter described any kind of physical altercation or tug-of-war involving the woman over the cell phone, according to the prosecutor.
--City News Service