Bieber Spared Balloon Bust

Not Cool, Justin. Not Cool

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    Canadian teen phenom Justin Bieber trades on his squeaky clean rep -- and the singer's just been spared a possible arrest record, despite nailing a Maryland State Police officer with a water balloon.

    Bieber, 16, was "horsing around with members of his staff" before a soldout concert Sunday at the Maryland State Fair, said a Maryland State Police representative. Bieber threw water balloons at two Maryland state troopers, who were there for crowd control, said the rep.

    One of the balloons apparently hit a trooper's gun belt and burst, while the other brushed a trooper on the chest but didn't break.

    The officers did not write an incident report. A State Police spokesperson described Bieber’s behavior as "inappropriate" but confirmed no further action would be taken against the teen.

    Still, the pelted troopers were clearly not part of Bieber’s enthusiastic fanbase, which falls along the lines of shrieking tween and teen girls.

    An eyewitness told E! News that the trooper who got soaked below the (gun) belt was ready to slap the cuffs on Bieber, but the celeb’s bodyguard managed to talk him out of it.

    "Our source says that Bieber was having a blast tossing water balloons at people's crotches backstage... until he made direct contact with the ticked-off state trooper," E! News reported. Bieber then retreated to his trailer while his bodyguard persuaded the officer not to arrest the wholesome heartthrob.

    Don’t try that at home, kids. Unless, of course, you travel with an entourage.


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