Bieber’s online photos searched in vandalism case

In this July 31, 2013 file photo, singer Justin Bieber performs at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Court records obtained Friday, April 25, 2014, show a Los Angeles County Sheriff's detective obtained a search warrant to obtain records from Bieber's Instagram account to try to match what the singer was wearing during an egg-throwing incident in January to photos he posted online. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Court records show that detectives investigating a felony vandalism case against Justin Bieber have obtained a search warrant for the pop star’s Instagram account.

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department detective obtained a warrant to search Bieber’s account with the online photo-sharing site on March 13. The detectives have been investigating Bieber on a possible felony case alleging he threw eggs at a neighbor’s home in Calabasas on Jan. 9.

An affidavit accompanying the warrant application states that detectives were trying to match Bieber’s outfit from photos he posted on Instagram with footage from the pop star’s surveillance cameras.

No charges have been filed against the 20-year-old. A call to his attorney Howard Weitzman was not immediately returned.

The warrant’s details were first reported by Los Angeles Fox affiliate KTTV.

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