Justin Bieber calls 911 as Paparazzi Chase Him
Minutes after being pulled over for going eighty on a Los Angeles Freeway Justin Bieber called 911 to report that he had five paparazzi chasing him.
In the recording, which was obtained by radio station LA96.3FM and posted on TMZ, Bieber sounds tentative as he tells the dispatcher: “Um, I have like, five cars following me,” he said.
He told the operator that the five cars following him were driving recklessly.
“They’re driving really reckless. They just will not stop following me,” he said.
Bieber told the operator his last name was Johnson when he was asked. When the operator heard the car was a Fisker he asked the caller if he had been pulled over previously that day.
Bieber admitted to being pulled over on the 101, but said he was attempting to get away from the cars that were chasing him. The operator sent officers to help Bieber.
“I was driving fast so that I could try to get away from them and I got pulled over myself,” he said. “When I explained to the police officers, they were being, like, not nice about it.
“They were just like, ‘You waive your rights to privacy when you’re a celebrity.’ But that makes absolutely no sense when they’re the ones being dangerous,” he said.
The initial call had Beiber weaving through traffic suspected of doing 100 on the freeway.
Dennis Zine, a Los Angeles City Councilman, who saw the Canadian pop trying to evade the paparazzi, said the young entertainer should be arrested.
“As I watched, I was anticipating a crash,” Zine said. “It was chaos. Total willful disregard for people on the roadway.”