Scoop: Man arrested, released after Justin Timberlake encounter

Even though Justin Timberlake didn’t want to press charges against a California man who apparently got too physical with him over the weekend at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, the guy nonetheless was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Keith Weglin, 29, of Sacramento, was booked into the county jail for the misdemeanor, posted $640 bail and released, Douglas County Undersheriff Paul Howell told the Associated Press on Tuesday.

TMZ posted a video showing a hand slapping or touching Timberlake on the back of his neck as he walked through the gallery between holes during second-round play in American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

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

Howell called it “a very minor event” but said he was issuing a news release “due to an undue amount of inquiries” and added that the district attorney’s office will decide whether to file formal charges.

Speaking of Justins, here’s a creepy item about Justin Bieber: An autopsy report reveals that a man who claimed to have spent more than $100,000 on plastic surgeries in an effort to look like the pop star died of an accidental drug overdose.

Tobias Strebel, 35, was found dead in a Los Angeles motel last August. A toxicology report released by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office shows Strebel had Valium, Xanax, alcohol and various opiates in his system when he died, the AP reported Tuesday.

TV FOOD NEWS

On July 19, Daniel Gomez Sanchez, chef de cuisine at La Toque restaurant in The Westin Verasa Napa, won round three of the five-part Food Network series “Chopped Grill Masters Napa,” dazzling judges Marc Murphy, Amanda Freitag and John Koch with innovative takes on abalone, rib eye and bacon in the competition; he’ll go for the grand $50,000 prize on Aug. 2. … Chef Mario Tolentino, director of The Market and former “Chopped” champion, recently led students (ages 7 to 12) participating in a Master Chef Apprenticeship course in a “Chopped”-style challenge at the San Francisco food hall; kids taking the class also got a lesson from Delfina pastry chef Elisha Smiley.

QUICK TAKES

The San Francisco Fairmont is gearing up for Tony Bennett’s 90th birthday, with events next month: The unveiling of an 8-foot-tall bronze statue of the crooner on the lawn of the hotel on Aug. 19, and his appearance in a benefit concert at the Venetian Room on Aug. 20.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

S.F. 49er Antoine Bethea is 32. … Actress Taylor Schilling is 32. … Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers is 39. … Baseball player Alex Rodriguez is 41. … Singer Pete Yorn is 42. … Singer Juliana Hatfield is 49. … Comedian Bill Engvall is 59. … Comedian Carol Leifer is 60. … Singer Maureen McGovern is 67. … TV producer Norman Lear is 94.

— Staff, wire reports

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