All you Justin BieberÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â fans, don’t worry…these two idiots didn’t throw away their lives trying to kidnap the ACTUAL Justin Bieber.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â They decided to go for a $30 cardboard cutout instead…
According to the police affidavit obtained by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Department, 23-year-old David Dowling walked into an F.Y.E. store with a friend (whose name was withheld because he/she is a minor), and grabbed a lifesize cardboard cutout of Bieber.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
The two were caught on security cameras running through a nearby Sears store to escape, however were apprehended a little later hiding out behind some bushes outside the mall.
Dowling was booked on charges of petty theft and giving a false name while lawfully detained. In a post-arrest statement, Dowling told the cops, “We were just having fun holding Justin Bieber hostage.”
Now, the cops got him hostage in the county jail in lieu of $120 bond.