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Fan Arrested After Touching Justin Timberlake

TMZ first reported a video showing someone's hand slapping or touching Timberlake on the back of his neck

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    In this May 11, 2016, file photo, actor Justin Timberlake arrives on the red carpet at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

    A California man was arrested for disorderly conduct after Justin Timberlake said he got too physical with him last weekend during the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

    Keith Weglin, 29, of Sacramento was booked into the county jail for the misdemeanor Saturday afternoon, posted $640 bail and was released late that night, Douglas County Undersheriff Paul Howell said.

    TMZ first reported on a video showing someone's hand slapping or touching Timberlake on the back of his neck as the singer walked through the gallery between holes during second-round play at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline about 60 miles south of Reno.

    Timberlake could be heard saying, "Bro, why would you do that?"

    This Saturday, July 23, 2016 photo provided Tuesday, July 26, by Douglas County Sheriff's Office shows Keith Weglin, 29, of Sacramento, California, taken at the Douglas County Jail in Minden, Nev. Weglin was arrested for disorderly conduct after Justin Timberlake said he got too physical with him last weekend during the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.
    Photo credit: Douglas County Sheriff's Office via AP

    Howell told The Associated Press Weglin was arrested for his conduct as deputies were escorting him from the course "after the 'touching' of Timberlake."

    "It is not related to the contact he made with him," he said in an email to AP.

    Timberlake's representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Tuesday

    Weglin did not immediately respond to a telephone call seeking comment. It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer.

    Howell said later Tuesday that he considered it "a very minor event" but that he was issuing a news release "due to an undue amount of inquiries."

    Weglin allegedly was intoxicated when he "inappropriately touched" Timberlake's face, Howell said in the statement.

    "Mr. Timberlake declined to press charges and officers directed the fan to leave the premises," he said, adding that Weglin "became disorderly and argumentative and was subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct."

    Howell said it will be up to the district attorney's office to decide whether to file formal charges.

    Douglas County District Attorney Mark Jackson said in an email to AP he was out of the office and not immediately available for comment on Tuesday. His deputy district attorneys did not immediately respond to a request for comment.