Justin Bieber Leaves South Beach Mansion, Boards Plane In Opa-Locka
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MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) –Embattled pop star Justin Bieber boarded a plane headed out of South Florida Friday night, a day after he was arrested on Miami Beach on suspicion of drag racing on a sleepy street.
Bieber left the Orchid House late Friday night. His attempt to leave the luxury home where he’d been staying was quickly thwarted by the gaggle of girls waiting outside to get a glimpse of their teen idol.
Wearing sunglasses and a red sweatshirt, Bieber was ushered back inside only to be sneaked out the back to a black SUV waiting to whisk him away.
“We love him so much,” fan Aisha Giani told CBS4 News. “We’re the most dedicated fans in whole wide world. We dedicate our lives to him. And I just touched his hand!”
Bieber returned the love to his adoring fans Friday via tweet.
“You are all worthy, no matter what anyone says,” he wrote. “Be strong. God is with us all. My Beliebers changed my life. I will forever be grateful.”
Bieber and his entourage boarded a plane at Opa Locka Executive Airport Friday night. It was not immediately clear where it was headed.
The first surveillance video images of the infamous alleged drag race involving pop star Justin Bieber and rap artist Khalil Sharieff has been obtained exclusively by CBS4 News.
The video was obtained by CBS4 News reporter Maggie Newland and can be seen by clicking here.
Moments before Justin Bieber was arrested, the home surveillance video shows a yellow Lamborghini speeding down Pine Tree Drive on Miami Beach with a black Cadillac Escalade next to it.
Just behind, a red Ferrari followed by another black Cadillac Escalade and five seconds later, a Miami Beach police car. Police said Justin Bieber was behind the wheel of a yellow Lamborghini drag racing his friend and fellow recording artist Khalil Sharieff in the red Ferrari.
About 4 o’clock Thursday morning, Bieber’s entourage in black Escalades allegedly blocked traffic for the race.
Bieber was accused of DUI, driving with an expired license, and resisting arrest. Police said he admitted smoking marijuana, taking prescription drugs and drinking alcohol before speeding between 55-60 miles per hour down Pine Tree Drive where the posted speed limit is 30.
Fans chanting “We Want Justin,” media, and paparazzi stood outside the Orchid House on Collins Avenue Thursday night and Friday, where Bieber is staying, hoping to catch a glimpse of “the Biebs” since his release from jail.
“Were all human and he made a mistake and I think he knows that but we’re all still standing by him, right? Are we all standing by him?” Ann Marie Rodriguez asks the crowd of girls around her who, in unison, enthusiastically respond “Yeah.”
“There’s media, there’s paparazzi hunting him down when he’s just a normal 19 year-old kid trying to live his life and make music to make his fans happy and everyone’s just judging him,” said Rayana Barroso.
“I just wanna tell him how much I love him and give him a hug,” said Rodriguez.
The crowd went crazy after possibly catching a glimpse of Khalil Sharieff Friday morning.
“Not going to lie, I was a little star struck to be honest,” said one fan. “It looked like he was doing the dishes; security has been very tight out here. They’ve been sitting out there pretty much the whole time.”
The screaming started again in the afternoon when someone left in a red hoodie.
He didn’t say a word, but Justin Bieber did speak out in a sense through Instagram he posted a side-by-side picture. On the left, Bieber sitting on top of his SUV just after his release from jail and waving to fans.
On the right, a 2004 photo of Michael Jackson standing on top of an SUV after his arraignment on child molestation charges. The caption below the photos: “what more can they say”.
Raw Video From The Scene After The Arrest
CLICK HERE to read the Arrest Affidavit from Miami Beach Police
Just one hour after facing a judge, the pop star walked out of jail on $2,500 bond. Bieber jumped on the top of a black Cadillac Escalade and waved before he was chauffeured away.
CBS4’s Gaby Fleischman asked Juan Carlos Garces, a paparazzo who was waiting outside the Orchid House Thursday night, if he thinks Bieber is spiraling out of control.
“I think he’s going through what everyone goes through which is the learning process of life and he has to pay the price, but he really must consider that a lot of people love and look up to him,” said Garces.
It is unknown how much longer Bieber is planning on staying in South Florida. He is expected to appear in court next Monday.
After seeing the exclusive video neighbors on Pine Tree Drive have one thing to say, “just slow down no matter who you are.”