Bieber bodyguard faces court date in Atlanta

Justin Bieber accepts the award for favorite male artist - pop/rock at the 40th Annual American Music Awards on Sunday Nov. 18, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

February 26, 2014 7:00:54 AM PST
A bodyguard for pop singer Justin Bieber faces a court date on a felony charge of entering a photographer's automobile in suburban Atlanta.

Fulton County sheriff's spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan says 32-year-old Hugo Hesny of Davie, Fla., is scheduled to make his first appearance at 11 a.m. Thursday in Atlanta, though she said it's possible that could be moved up.

Sandy Springs police Capt. Steve Rose said in a statement that Bieber was at an entertainment complex in the city just north of Atlanta on Tuesday evening when Hesny got into a confrontation with a photographer he said had gotten too close to the singer.

Rose says Hesny and a driver for Bieber followed the photographer to a parking lot. Police say the camera was taken from the photographer and later recovered.

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