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Bieber Charged in Graffiti Spree

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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Justin Bieber may call it a hobby and a million fans may “Like” it, but Brazilian authorities have declared the pop singer's spray-painting escapades a crime.

The 19-year-old pop star, who has been touring South America for his worldwide Believe Tour, will be fined with "tagging or otherwise defiling a building or urban monument" after paparazzi captured him tagging the former Hotel Nacional late Tuesday (Nov. 5) night, Rio de Janeiro police announced Friday (Nov. 8).

The charges followed a three-day hearing that involved photographers, police, Bieber's security guards and others, Rio police told E! News.

Bieber graffiti
Photos: Instagram via @justinbieber

Justin Bieber posed for photographers after illegally spray-painting graffiti on a hotel in Rio de Janeiro. Bieber called graffiti his "new hobby" and his "escape."



Tagged categories: Enforcement; Graffiti; Laws and litigation; Murals; Spray Paint

Comment from Deb Huizenga, (11/12/2013, 9:37 AM)

Second offense, put him in jail in S. American and see how he likes it. A fine isn't going to teach him anything. Why do some people think they are above the law?

Comment from Steve Orth, (11/12/2013, 2:04 PM)

Justin needs to spend some money making the buildings look nicer, to show his appreciation to the fans that support him. Crappy looking graffiti is not cool Justin, grow up!

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