Woman intruder found in bedroom of Justin Bieber’s rented home
A woman found sleeping in a bedroom of a home rented by pop star Justin Bieber told police she had come to the house for the singer's birthday party and realised she was too late for it.
Zhao Qianying was found at the home in Sandy Springs, in the US state of Georgia, on Wednesday and charged with criminal trespass, local police said.
The house is owned by music producer Dallas Austin and is being rented by Bieber. Ashley Austin, 20, who lives there, came home to find Zhao in one of the bedrooms. "Austin said that she did not know Zhao, and had no idea how she got into her house," the police report states.
Police say Zhao, of nearby Doraville, claimed to be a friend of Bieber's, and had entered through an unlocked door of the house, just north of Atlanta.
"She said that she met him on the internet, on Twitter, and was visiting him for a birthday party," the police report states. "She realised that she was too late for the party, so she decided to wait there for him."
Police say Bieber's party had been held earlier in the week at another location. Zhao was handcuffed and taken to jail. It wasn't immediately known whether she has an attorney.
It was the second time recently that police have responded to a problem related to the pop star.
On February 25, officers pulled over an SUV being used by the singer and his entourage after a photographer said his camera was stolen as he tried to take pictures of Bieber at the Sandy Springs Funhouse family entertainment complex.
A Bieber bodyguard, Hugo Hesny, faces a felony charge in that case. Bieber was not involved in the alleged theft, police said.