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Justin Bieber

I Didn't Know It Was Illegal

To Spraypaint Rio Wall

11/6/2013 10:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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10:10 A.M. PT --  Bieber has now been charged with illegally tagging the wall of an abandoned hotel in Rio ... according to reports.  It's a misdemeanor crime and Bieber could be fined ... but he's already left the country.

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Ignorance of the law is no excuse, unless you're Justin Bieber -- because that's what he's claiming now that police are trying to contact him in connection with illegal graffiti in Brazil.

Bieber was photographed tagging up a Rio building Tuesday, and local police reportedly launched an investigation ... even going to Bieber's rented mansion to question him, but the singer was gone by the time cops arrived.

FYI, defacing buildings is a crime in Brazil punishable by up to a year in jail ... and thanks to these photos, police now have reason to believe Bieber is guilty.

But sources close to the Biebs tell us, the singer is pleading ignorance, insisting he was advised by locals to tag the buildings in question -- and presumed it was okay.

Not like it matters now, we're told Bieber has since left Rio and probably won't be back for a while.

You'll recall, Bieber's been on a tagging frenzy in South America -- just last week he was spraypainting the phrase "Free Breezy" in Colombia.

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16.

LDB    

f*cking retard

295 days ago
17.

skye    

Seriously? He put free breezy on the wall? Damn Justin you do not have to be this dumb

295 days ago
18.

ctcco    

Dumb little $hit.

295 days ago
19.

Scott    

"Money can't buy class!"

295 days ago
20.

Wallybird    

Kids, this is what happens when you dont even finish high school.

Scrawny lil' JB has millions of dollars but not a penny's worth of common sense or intelligence.

295 days ago
21.

kathy    

Well, if it's true and it's illegal, then they need to go after the paparazzi who painted over Justins paintings cause they were angry with him! He was spray painting as well. and what's odd, is that police were circling the whole time Justin was spray painting, if it was illegal, couldn't they have arrested him on the spot?

295 days ago
22.

KicksandGiggles    

Awesome, now we can ship his little irrevelant azz in a shoebox back to Rio sealed with a kiss and our blessings.

295 days ago
23.

arforama    

King of all TOOLS !

295 days ago
24.

.    

TMZ = You reported spray painting graffiti in Rio was legal.
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Now that police are investigating, you realize it was never legal.

295 days ago
25.

drake    

He is such an a$$hole

295 days ago
26.

christy    

He's not in Rio jail dummy!

295 days ago
27.

megster    

And his bimbo Mom says nothing.....surprise!

295 days ago
28.

Ckwiz911    

Please fine him stiffly. Wish he would go to jail to knock him off his high horse. But you know the greasy brat will never do time for this.

295 days ago
29.

Quinn    

Well, if the guy is anything, he is ignorant.

295 days ago
30.

Sue    

Apparently this kid doesn't know the law at all.

I see trouble coming, drug use, prostitution, car speeding, fights, and now his fans are turning on him. That fan that got him by the neck in Brazil
could have had a knife and slit his throat !

Scary, his body guards are too stoned to react fast to protect him ! I see trouble and disaster

295 days ago
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