Friday, 08 November 2013 - 7:16
Justin Bieber charged for tagging wall.
Canadian teen idol Justin Bieber has been charged with illegally tagging the wall of an abandoned hotel during his stay in Rio, police said Thursday.
A police spokesman described the case as a misdemeanour which will be forwarded to a small-claims court where Bieber, who left the country on Wednesday, faces a fine.
Late Tuesday, protected by his security detail, Bieber tagged "Respect privacy" and "I am off" as well as several drawings on a hotel wall in Rio's tourist southern zone.
A police probe subsequently established that the 19-year-old pop star had received permission from City Hall to tag a wall at another location, the Olympic Village in the Vidigal shantytown.