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Justin Bieber

Photog Lawyers Up ...

I Want My Stuff Back!

6/19/2013 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Justin Bieber is being warned -- return the SIM card you allegedly stole from a paparazzo in Miami ... or else!!!

TMZ has learned ... Gustavo Garces has lawyered up and fired off a letter to Bieber's manager -- demanding the immediate return of the memory card that Bieber took on June 5 ... after the singer allegedly ordered his goons to steal Gustavo's camera.

We obtained an audio recording of the incident in which Bieber can clearly be heard copping to the theft -- and telling Gustavo, "I'm gonna give you your camera back. I'm gonna take your SIM card though."

Now, Gustavo's lawyer has fired off a letter to Bieber's manager informing Team Bieber that he plans on filing a lawsuit ... and he needs the SIM card as evidence in the case.

Garces also warns Bieber not to tamper with the card -- because there are "dire consequences" for messing with evidence.

Bieber's people had no comment.

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16.

janet    

Someone is going to kick the crap out of this punk.

458 days ago
17.

Shoozie    

little douche bag probably threw it in the ocean. He is a self-entitled POS.

458 days ago
18.

Susan62509    

Little Bieber didn't physically steal the SIM card, his security guard did and Bieber is the accomplice by giving the order. Bieber is the employer of the security guard and responsible for his employees actions while on duty. The incident is theft by taking someone else's property and Bieber is not above the law. Bieber's security guards better wise up quick that they cannot do anything illegal by Bieber's command because they will do the time and have theft on their police record. Because Bieber is their employer, he will be the one that is sued. If Bieber doesn't want to be photographed then he should leave the U.S. or put a bag over his head.

458 days ago
19.

Jackie    

I didn't know cameras use Sim card? or do you mean a memory card?

458 days ago
20.

thomas    

Bieber is nothing but a wannabe thug with thugs for bodyguards. Ordering bodyguards to assault people is a criminal offense, but Bieber is a celeb so the cops won't do anything about it. Typical L.A. "justice".

458 days ago
21.

Miki    

He doesn't still have that SIMS card. It was destroyed at the scene.

458 days ago
22.

The Man They Call Louis    

"Waaaa!...I want my sim card back waaaaaa!!!...." lol

458 days ago
23.

duckman     

TMZ, you are so stupid -- "memory card", not SIM card -- take your own advice and read the legal do***ent!

458 days ago
24.

Brian Radigan    

Why wasn't he arrested for theft?

On a side not a sim cards are not memory cards. Stop calling it a sim card.

458 days ago
25.

Tiff Bee    

He better pay up or lose up, won't have any money to buy that good soap from Pilgrim Soap Company

458 days ago
26.

IceGypsy    

Good luck with all that....Someone like that prob didn't keep it. he prob chucked it

458 days ago
27.

Rustysurfboard    

Bieber will settle outta court.?¿

458 days ago
28.

Rustysurfboard    

Cant wait till someone kicks that shmucks lil twerp ass!

458 days ago
29.

Just My Opinion    

..not to tamper with the card -- because there are "dire consequences" for messing with evidence. Really? Oksana, Mel Gibson's ex nightmare set him up and the tapes were not only tamper with, but sold for money too!!

458 days ago
30.

Celia    

Why is he in the news still? He's irrelevant and I wish he'd just go away.

458 days ago
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