Justin Bieber will not face felony charges of attempted robbery in connection with an alleged cell phone dispute at a Los Angeles mini golf park, officials said.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office deemed that the May 13 incident, in which a woman alleges she and Bieber engaged in a tug-of-war over her cell phone because Bieber was concerned that she took photos of him, did "not warrant felony prosecution," according to a charge evaluation worksheet released Thursday.
Sherman Oaks Castle Park houses a miniature golf course, an arcade and batting cages. The incident allegedly took place at the golf course. The woman, who was at the park with her teenage daughter at the time, alleges the 20-year-old Canadian-born singer reached into her purse to retrieve the phone.
The DA’s office said that nine Sherman Oaks Castle Park employees were interviewed and none that saw the encounter between the woman and the pop star mentioned a physical altercation.
The matter has been referred to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. Bieber could face misdemeanor charges.
The Sherman Oaks incident was the latest in a series of troubles involving Bieber, including accusations of driving under the influence in Miami, egging a neighbor's house and attacking a celebrity photographer.
There’s a possibility that Bieber could face felony charges for the January egg-throwing incident that reportedly caused $20,000 in damage to his neighbor’s Calabasas home. County prosecutors have not yet decided how they will proceed.
City News Service contributed to this report