Can't the kid get a break? He moves from a private, secluded estate in Calabasas -- where people who lived nearby complained about him racing through their streets, where he's facing a misdemeanor criminal vandalism charge for allegedly egging his neighbor's house -- to a quiet, contemporary condo building on a typical Beverly Hills street in what's called the ''Flats''. Perhaps he thought it would be simpler and easier and he wouldn't have to mow the lawn. Problem is, the dude likes to party and likes a lot of company. In fact, reports are he bought a penthouse for a few million and a lower floor for “entourage overflow”.
He hasn't wasted anytime making himself known. Since June, Beverly Hills Police tell me, they've been out to his house at least six times, for noise complaints and for complaints about crowds on the streets outside. So far, it's just been warnings and promises to cooperate in the future, but it's possible, if the police get there in time to hear the loud music, they could issue him an infraction. And, if it's really extreme, it could be a criminal charge of disturbing the peace. "It's kind of a cat and mouse game'', says Sgt. Max Subin, acknowledging that police are used to being overly patients with most folks here. And, of course, they have a particular expertise in dealing with celebrities, though it's been more of the Frank Sinatra generation than the Beebs.
Resident Lisa Lattina was less understanding and not patient at all. "He's gotta go'', she said, one of the few at the building who was willing to talk to me. The manager politely asked us to leave their property. Others driving their Mercedes and Range Rovers out of the underground garage just blew on by without even stopping. One group that is thrilled Justin's here is the tour bus operators. At least six of those open air vans came by in the couple of hours we were outside, and the ones carrying the teenage girls, well let's say they stopped and lingered. One 13-year-old from New Jersey was just falling out of her braces she was so excited. She said he's ''hot, but with the bad attitude, and not the good bad''. It was cute. Another tour van driver said she loves Justin for ''all the charity work he does that he doesn't get recognized for.'' So, bottom line, as we like to say folks here don't like to have their beautiful and luxurious sanctuaries spoiled by young pop stars or anyone else and can you blame them ? Bieber , who was apparently not home when were were there, is being asked to be respectful and quiet and caring. Why would he start now ?