Justin Bieber, 17, was pulled over while driving on July 29 in front of the T.G.I. Friday’s in South Beach, Miami. While TMZ reported he called for police protection from fans, in turns out the real reason for the stop was a bit more embarrassing!
Friday’s manager Ken Nosse tells TMZ Justin was stopped outside of his store at about 6:30 p.m., and the staff was shocked to see what was happening.
Server Miguel Barrass tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY:
“An undercover police officer was driving behind Justin and [his passenger] Sean Kingston,” .
“He pulled them over in front of the restaurant on Ocean Drive because he thought it was strange that this young kid was driving a brand new convertible Rolls-Royce. The officer asked Justin for his ID and Justin showed him his driver’s license.”
“Both Justin and Sean were really friendly and Sean explained that the car was his. While he was pulled over, people started recognizing that it was Justin Bieber and they started to surround the car. Fans were saying, ‘It’s Justin Bieber!’ Soon there were like 20 people on either side of the car, taking pictures of him. The police officer told the crowd to back away and then instructed Justin to drive off.”
Although Justin is old enough to drive, Miguel said it’s no surprise he was pulled over.
“Justin was driving like a little old lady with his two hands on the steering wheel,” he said. “It was really funny!”
Other eyewitnesses said it was amusing to see such a big star treated like a normal person.
“It seemed like they pulled Justin over because it looked like a 12-year-old driving the car and when the cops got up on him and realized it was Justin they all talked and laughed and Bieber went on his way. He was very polite and nice to the officers,” servers Binki and Jackie Parsons told Hollywoodlife.com.