Teenage girls are a little off to start with, but add Justin Bieber to the mix and they can get downright insane. That's what happened in New York City on Thursday.
The 17-year-old pop superstar was in town on a promotional tour, including an appearance at Macy's for the launch of his new fragrance "Someday."
Thousands of fans waited patiently in the rain outside the store to catch a glimpse of Bieber. He wasn't scheduled to go out and greet them, but he decided to go out and say hello. That got the girls riled-up. They surged towards him, knocking down metal police barricades.
A plainclothes New York City police officer stepped forward to protect Bieber. The problem was that Bieber's private security force didn't know the man was a cop. One bodyguard grabbed him and tried to pull him away. Bieber was quickly hustled back into the store.
"He didn't even have time to wave at his fans," said 18-year-old fan Tara Robinson. "I was yelling 'Justin!' They ruined the moment for us."
The bodyguard was issued a summons for disorderly conduct.
There were early reports that a man jumped the barricade and attacked Bieber, pushing him to the ground and injuring him. But that was not true.
"Bieber wasn't touched. Bieber wasn't hurt," a police source told the New York Daily News.