David Dowling Arrested for Stealing a Cardboard Cutout of Justin Bieber

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A case of Bieber Fever has landed David Dowling in jail.

The 23-year old Florida native was arrested yesterday after he tried to steal a life-sized cardboard cutout of Justin Bieber from a department store.

David Dowling Mug Shot

According the Manatee County Sheriff's Department report, Dowling walked into an F.Y.E. store with a friend and simply swiped the item, which is valued at $34.99. He tried to make a run for it through a local Sears, but was caught on security camera and tracked down by the F.Y.E assistant manager.

Dowling was arrested on charges of petty theft and giving a false name while lawfully detained. He remains behind bars in lieu of $120 bond, but has released the following statement:

"We were just having fun holding Justin Bieber hostage."

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stick to stealing in nullsec david. stealing things in highsec will lead you down the wrong path.

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Camparena!

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David, I still think you're a good role model for our students.
And you will always be my Rudolf.

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I BELIEVE IN YOU DAVID

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leave the poor guy alone, he lost his Orca!!!

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Seriously people! It's just a cardboard cut out! I mean it's not like he stole gold or something! People need to cheer up :).

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oh come on, harmless prank. everyone does dumb stuff like that when theyre young. maybe not stealing - but everyone has done something stupid for a laugh. lighten up, there are much worse things going on in the world! why is this even news??

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justin should get him out.

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okay... wat a weirdo!

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& he still takin it 4 a joke, dumb ass