updated 04/17/2009 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 04/17/2009 AT 8:15 AM ET
A woman accused of peeking into the windows of Britney Spears’s Calabasas, Calif., home was stopped by security guards and then turned over to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday morning – hours before the pop star was due to deliver the first of two Los Angeles shows on her Circus tour.
Authorities arrested Miranda Tozier-Robbins, 26, who was wearing camouflage and toting a camera at the time of her arrest, the Associated Press reports. She was cited for trespassing and disorderly conduct before being released. Relying on other reports, Entertainment Weekly also says that Tozier-Robbins was a fifth-season American Idol hopeful, who auditioned with the Spears ballad “Everytime.”
Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore told the AP that the reason Tozier-Robbins was at Spears’s home is unknown. It is also unclear where Spears was at the time of the alleged intrusion.
Later Thursday, however, onstage at L.A.’s Staples Center, Spears was evident for all to see – including her young sons, Preston and Jayden Federline, 3 and 2 respectively, who watched her from just above the 17th row, next to a sound booth. And though their mother, 27, performed a sexually charged show, the boys didn’t see all of it. They were gone from their seats by the time Mama finished.
With reporting by BLAINE ZUCKERMAN