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Justin Bieber

Bodyguard Busted

For Alleged Photog Assault

11/21/2013 6:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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One of Justin Bieber's bodyguards got busted in the most chill place on Earth -- for getting violent with a photographer and his equipment ... TMZ has learned.

The alleged tussle went down on the island of Kauai Wednesday ... when Bieber and his crew were jumping off the famous cliff on Shipwreck's Beach.

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According to cops ... a 29-year-old man was snapping pics of JB & co. until one of Bieber's hired hands approached and demanded he delete all his photos.

The photog refused ... and claims the bodyguard -- Dwayne Patterson -- then got physical ... assaulting him and damaging his camera.

The alleged victim couldn't have been too hurt -- he told cops he had no injuries and refused any medical attention.

Patterson was booked for 3rd degree assault and 4th degree criminal property damage. He was released on $3,000 bail, aka ... Justin's pocket change.

It's unclear if Bieber did actually cover the bail. His reps haven't gotten back to us yet.

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1.

JP    

I can't wait for this little sissy Justine to get punched in the face.

285 days ago
2.

BW    

he was protecting a little bitch

285 days ago
3.

Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

His bodyguards are weak.

285 days ago
4.

jdizzla a    

Oh no! Whos gonna carry the biebs up the stairs?

285 days ago
5.

LDB    

bieber would get his ass mopped if he didn't hide behind his bodyguards all the time

285 days ago
6.

STRAY    

His bodyguards were bouncers recruited from a gay night club.

285 days ago
7.

TheEric    

Someone needs to tell that maple sucking ***got that, in America, people are allowed to photograph you if you're out in public. If he doesn't want his photo taken, then take your ass to a secluded cabin in Regina

285 days ago
8.

ticallion    

two words: respondeat superior

285 days ago
9.

Brian    

The Bieb needs to be arrested for this too. It's not fair the hired thug gets busted for doing what he's told to do. Go after his loser boss.

285 days ago
10.

Lil Wayne     

Somebody is going hurt that little sissy, Justin Bieber one day. I just hope when that happens he's still famous enough for me to care.

285 days ago
11.

Alex    

Take a minute to watch this video of Justin Bieber get interviewed by Zach Galifinakis. Hilarious! http://snip.ps/JustinBieber

285 days ago
12.

BIEBER GO HOME!!! ▬(~_-)▬►    

Time for Bieber to run an ad
for a new babysitter.

285 days ago
13.

Mare    

So, did he jump off the cliff?

285 days ago
14.

mary    

they arrested this guy, why didnt they arrest kanye, lamar, alex baldwin and all the other people who have assaulted and broken their camers? is it because this man is not a celebrity ?

285 days ago
15.

demoncat    

no doubt justin posted the bail and then they picked up where they left off while they were dealing with the body guard going a little bit over board doing his job.

285 days ago
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