IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

Ex-‘Idol’ hopeful arrested at Spears’ home

Authorities have arrested a camouflage-wearing, camera-toting woman they say was caught peeking into Britney Spears’ windows. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department arrested Miranda Tozier-Robbins on Thursday morning after security guards stopped her at Spears’ suburban Calabasas home. Deputies say the 26-year-old was issued a citation for trespassing and disorderly conduct and released
/ Source: msnbc.com news services

Authorities have arrested a camouflage-wearing, camera-toting woman they say was caught peeking into Britney Spears’ windows.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department arrested Miranda Tozier-Robbins on Thursday morning after security guards stopped her at Spears’ suburban Calabasas home. Deputies say the 26-year-old was issued a citation for trespassing and disorderly conduct and released.

On its Web site, Entertainment Weekly cites other reports in saying that Tozier-Robbins was a fifth-season “American Idol” hopeful, who auditioned with the Spears ballad “Everytime.”

The incident happened hours before Spears was scheduled to perform the first of two shows this week in Los Angeles. The 27-year-old singer’s whereabouts at the time of the incident are unknown. The sheriff’s department said it did not know, and an e-mail sent to Spears’ publicist was not immediately returned.

Spears recently moved from her hilltop home in Los Angeles. Her former home was prone to spying by the paparazzi, who occasionally staked out a fire access road to try to get shots of the 27-year-old.