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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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1.

Abe    

Any guy who gives up Selena Gomez is mentally ill.

322 days ago
2.

Marilyn    

I'll take putting him in jail anyplace!
Extradite this little weeny man, who has other men carry him, back to Brazil to face justice!

322 days ago
3.

People Annoy Me    

With a little contact to the US departments, I'm sure they will *gladly* give up Justin Bieber.
I kinda want to see them chase him a little more to be honest.

322 days ago
4.

Nick    

Tmz reported that JB had done this where it's legal. Clearly the source is the subject.

322 days ago
5.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

TMZ claimed it was legal in the original article. Anyway, CANE HIM!

322 days ago
6.

Mikey    

Where's the story about Bieber coming out of a Brazilian whore house with a bed sheet over his head?

322 days ago
7.

JW    

Would someone, anyone please bust this little piece of sh*t, please.

322 days ago
8.

cb    

Most places Tagging is illegal duh...

322 days ago
9.

Woot    

Hopefully, ignorance of the law isn't an excuse.

God, WHEN will we see this guy made responsible for his actions??!!??

322 days ago
10.

notalawyer    

Even though he did not finish any school he should still be sent to prison for a least 1 year.
He think of what this will do for his "wigger street cred" served 1 year in Brazilian prison for tagging.

322 days ago
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TuxThePenguin    

I'm beginning to think that Beebs is no longer doing this...stuff...for attention (i.e., to stay in the headlines with Miley); rather, he truly IS headed for trouble and doesn't even realize it.

322 days ago
12.

andy    

What a phucking dipsh*t ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
With all of the street level crime in Rio, can't this tiny little punk "go missing".
MY GOSH.

322 days ago
13.

anony    

However, it IS illegal to hire a lookalike to do your meet-and-greets. Even in Brazil.

322 days ago
14.

Boz    

It's spelled Fabreeze!! You big stinker!!

322 days ago
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Livvie    

What a moron. Went exactly would it be legal to tag? Stupid.

322 days ago
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