Justin Bieber’s computer and camera stolen during tour
London: Justin Bieber was the victim of two kinds of crime on Tuesday evening - a 911 ‘SWATting’ prank and a burglary of his belongings on his ‘Believe’ Tour.
The 18-year-old pop star took to his Twitter to call out the anonymous thief who stole his computer, camera, and other personal items while he was performing at the Tacoma Dome in Washington State.
“Yesterday during the show me and my tour manager josh had some stuff stolen. really sucks. people should respect other’s property,” the Daily Mail quoted him as tweeting.
“I had a lot of personal footage on that computer and camera and that is what bothers me the most. #lame #norespect” he wrote.
The Canadian crooner, whose net worth has been estimated at 112 million dollars, was also the victim of SWATting - derived from SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) teams - which is when a person reports false emergencies.
According to TMZ.com, a 911 caller used an app Tuesday night to falsely claim someone was waving a gun right next to the ‘Baby’ hitmaker’s Calabasas home.
Officials told the Los Angeles Times that the message was delivered via a TTY device, typically used by the deaf to type text over the telephone.
After the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Malibu-Lost Hills station dispatched cops and helicopters, Bieber’s security let them sweep the house, but nothing was found.