News Column

Justin Bieber Complains About Theft

Oct. 11, 2012

Craig Sailor, The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.)

Justin Bieber

While Justin Bieber was stealing hearts in Tacoma on Tuesday night someone was stealing his camera and computer containing personal images.

The teen singer heartthrob performed to a sold out show in front of 20,500 fans at the Tacoma Dome.

On Wednesday afternoon Bieber tweeted to his 28 million followers: yesterday during the show me and my tour manager josh had some stuff stolen. really sucks. people should respect other's property

-- Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) October 10, 2012

He later added: i had a lot of personal footage on that computer and camera and that is what bothers me the most. #lame #norespect

-- Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) October 10, 2012

Tacoma Police did not have any record of a theft report being filed, according to spokesman Mark Fulghum. Fulghum was inundated with calls from national media about the theft on Wednesday.

The Tacoma Dome first became aware of the alleged theft after the show was over and the tour was being loaded into its transport vehicles, according to interim director Rob Henson.

"Justin's tour security approached our operations staff to say there was a laptop missing from the tour manager's office," Henson said. The artist's areas are under tight security and monitored, he said.

"The tour manager and head of security crowded into the security office and we rolled the tape back. We viewed the tape and went through the whole thing. After they looked at the footage they couldn't make a determination (of any theft.)," Henson said.

The singer returned to his native Canada for a show in Vancouver on Wednesday night. Other than the theft Bieber left town presumably in good spirits. He tweeted: "thank you to WASHINGTON state last night. U GUYS WERE LOUD!!!! MUCH LOVE!"

Source: (c)2012 The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.). Distributed by MCT Information Services