Before He Was Tasered to Death in Miami, Norman Oosterbroek Was Fired by Beyonce for Blue Ivy's Safety
Months before Pinecrest police fatally Tasered Norman Oosterbroek after he broke into a neighbor's home while naked, the bodyguard to the stars had been fired by some of his biggest clients -- Beyoncé and Jay Z -- because they had concerns about having the man around their young daughter, Blue Ivy.
The New York Daily News reports the power couple had discovered that while working for them in Las Vegas, Oosterbroek, a married man, had hired prostitutes.
"The duo also allegedly discovered photographic and video evidence showing Oosterbroek using the family's passports in a lewd act," reports the tabloid. Details explaining the kind of lewd acts are not mentioned.
"Beyoncé and Jay Z were furious when they found out," said an insider. "They trusted Norman with their lives, and then he went and did some pretty freaky things, and on video with a hooker. They were outraged.
"They really thought Norman was now a danger to Blue Ivy," the source continues.
Oosterbroek had also provided security for stars such as Rihanna (a member of Jay Z's record label) and Lady Gaga, but the reports suggest that his firing by Mr. and Mrs. Carter left him unemployable by others, and Oosterbroek struggled with the fallout.
On Monday, September 2, Oosterbroek, who spent part of his time in Miami, broke into a neighbor's mansion off Old Cutler Road. Oosterbroek was naked and ingested an unknown substance in front of police. He was also involved in a violent altercation with the home's owner.
An officer used a Taser to subdue Oosterbroek, but instead, the shock killed him.
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