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Justin Bieber holes up in hotel after release from jail

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Justin Bieber at Orchid House. Justin Bieber at Orchid House.
Group of girls show up overnight at Justin Bieber's hotel. Group of girls show up overnight at Justin Bieber's hotel.
Fans stake out until 5 a.m. Friday hoping to see Justin Bieber. Fans stake out until 5 a.m. Friday hoping to see Justin Bieber.
Bieber waves after his release from jail. Bieber waves after his release from jail.
Jusitn Bieber, Jan. 23, arrest mugshot Jusitn Bieber, Jan. 23, arrest mugshot

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Pop star Justin Bieber is believed to be lying low at a Miami Beach hotel after bonding out of jail, Thursday afternoon.

Early Friday morning, fans, people with cameras and cell phones, not to mention rows of media cameras, camped out at the ready as they staked out in front of the Orchid House hotel on 13th Street and Collins Avenue, hoping to catch a glimpse of the teen idol. "I'm just out here making a statement," said fan Chandler Richards. "I respect Justin Bieber, I respect everything that he does."

Just after 8 a.m., a group of teen girls on their way to school walked by the hotel in hopes of an encounter with Bieber. "Trying to see him, trying talk to him, trying to meet him," said one of the girls.

When asked why it might be so important to see Bieber, one replied, "Because he's my idol."

The group of girls added that they have no qualms about the pop star's conduct the day before.

Bieber's friend, R&B artist Khalil Amir Sharieff, who was arrested with Bieber, during the pre-dawn hours of Thursday morning after Miami Beach Police allege they busted them drag racing, resurfaced later Friday morning but refused to speak to reporters who swarmed around him.

Overnight, a group of women were seen going into Bieber's hotel. Hours later, they were seen leaving the hotel, escorted by a bodyguard into an awaiting sport utility vehicle.

This a stark contrast from Thursday afternoon when, according to Miami Beach Police, Bieber admitted to smoking marijuana, taking pills and drinking beer after police stopped him for allegedly drag racing, earlier that morning.

He was escorted away from the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami in a black, tinted Cadillac Escalade, at around 2:15 p.m., after spending close to four hours in jail, Thursday. The 19-year-old singer had his moment before the judge, about an hour earlier, when his bond was set at $2,500 for charges of DUI, resisting arrest without violence and driving with an expired Georgia license.

His SUV was last spotted at the Viceroy Hotel & Spa at about 4 p.m. It is unknown if he went into the building or switched cars. At 6 p.m., however, he was spotted by media back at the South Beach hotel he has been staying at all week, the Orchid House, on the 1300 Block of Collins Avenue. Skyforce HD hovered over the singer, who was wearing a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey, as he took a picture of the helicopter.

A growing crowd of media and fans continued to gather outside the Orchid House, Thursday night. Self-described Beliebers sang some of the Canadian celebrity's hits in unison. Bieber has not been spotted since.

Police said Sharieff was driving a red Ferrari alongside Bieber in Miami Beach, who was in a yellow Lamborghini, at around 4 in the morning. Sharieff was issued a bond of $1,000 for charges of DUI. He also later arrived at the Orchid House, Thursday afternoon, carrying a pizza.

Despite the seriousness of his troubles, the 19-year-old Bieber smiled for the police cameras that snapped his mug shot, as he was booked at TGK, just before 11, Thursday morning.

When he was first arrested, fans caught the action on camera and posted it on social media. You can hear, in a matter of seconds, their excitement turning to concern when the pop star was pulled over by police: "He's going to crash. Oh, my God. Justin just got pulled over," said a young girl's voice on the cell phone footage.

While being detained, police said, he admitted to having one very wild night. At a news conference, Thursday morning, Miami Beach Police said officers arrested Bieber just after 4 a.m. They said one of their officers noticed two cars drag racing on Pine Tree Drive near 26th Street.

"The officer called it off on the radio, he made a U-turn and tried to catch up to the vehicles and was able to stop the red vehicle," said Miami Beach Police Chief Ray Martinez. "The vehicle that Mr. Bieber was driving, the yellow Lamborghini, continued north and made a left on 41st Street, traveling eastbound."

An officer was able to stop Bieber's vehicle and noticed a strong smell of alcohol upon confronting him. "Mr. Bieber, at that point, was not cooperating with the officer's instructions; the officer asked him to exit the vehicle, and he was questioning why he was being stopped," said Martinez.

According to the arrest affidavit, Bieber "had slow deliberate movements and a stupor look on his face."

Bieber eventually exited the vehicle and was placed under arrest for not following instructions, according to police.

Bieber was then taken to the Miami Beach Police station, where he was given a breathalyzer. State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle confirmed Bieber blew .04 on the test, which is below the legal limit.

Though he blew below the legal limit of BAC, Fernandez-Rundle noted that the fact that he admitted to drug use and his age are also factors when considering an arrest. "What we really look for is impairment," she said, "so what you try to do is you try to take a number of factors in these kinds of cases. You put them all together, and you look at the time and the day, what his reaction was when he was stopped, what he was doing before he was stopped. Was he racing? Age is always a factor and whatever substances are involved is also a factor."

Circumstances are also a component, and Bieber, Fernandez-Rundle said, gave police many. "What happens in our world is we see all the tragedies. We see all these kinds of things, unfortunately, result in life, death, serious bodily injury. Here, though, in a way, we're lucky that no one was hurt, no one died as a result, but these kinds of cases we look at very seriously. We look at all these factors and say this was a recipe for potential tragedy."

The arrest report also detailed Bieber's alleged belligerence toward police, which included many expletives directed at the arresting officers. According to the report, Bieber yelled at the officers, "I ain't got no [expletive] weapons. Why do you have to search me? What the [expletive] is this about?"

Bieber's behavior toward authorities makes another factor, according to Fernandez-Rundle, that will not work to his favor. "I feel really bad for the police," she said, "and it's really offensive to everyone who works in law enforcement when they're doing their job and someone is using expletives, and that will be a factor, and I'm sure the court and folks will be looking at that."

She says the fact that he's a celebrity will not mean he will receive any special treatment. "We look at the evidence, we look at the law, and we will handle this case like any other case."

Police said during their investigation, Bieber admitted to drug usage. "Mr. Bieber made statements that he had consumed alcohol, that he had been smoking marijuana and consumed some prescription medication," said Martinez.

He and Sharieff were later transferred to TGK and appeared in bond court sometime at 1:10 p.m. He was represented by defense attorney Roy Black. Sharieff appeared before the judge right after. It was unclear who will represent him.

The Lamborghini and Ferrari that were used in the alleged drag race were removed from the scene and taken to Beach Towing, police said. Both cars were rentals and go for about $1700 a day.

According to investigators, two cars were used to block off the road. "They used two sport utilities to block of the road at 26th Street and Pine Tree, to make like a makeshift race track," said Miami Beach Police spokesperson Sgt. Bobby Hernandez, earlier in the morning.

TMZ has reported that Bieber's father, Jeremy Bieber, was at the scene and participated in blocking off the road for the drag race.

Contrary to previous reports that claimed Bieber received an unauthorized police escort in a black sport utility vehicle when he first arrived in South Florida earlier this week, 7News sources have confirmed it was another celebrity that was escorted from the Opa-locka Airport by two Opa-locka Police cruisers.

The pop superstar given a police escort when he landed Monday night, but it was by another police department using unmarked vehicles.

Bieber has been making South Florida headlines since Monday. The 19-year-old allegedly spent thousands of dollars at a South Florida strip club.

Just last week, Bieber's California home was searched by detectives looking for evidence after the pop star was allegedly involved in an egg-tossing vandalism case. During the search, police discovered one that one member of his entourage was in possession of cocaine.

Stay tuned to 7News and WSVN.com for continuing coverage on this story.

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