Investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department showed up to Justin Bieber's house on January 14 looking for evidence in an alleged vandalism incident. According to neighbor complaints, the Biebs may be to blame for the egging of a nearby house that caused nearly $20,000 in damage.
At no point during this encounter was Justin Bieber arrested. His friend, Lil Za, was taken into custody after drugs of indeterminate origin were found in Bieber's house. Za (real name Xavier Smith) was released on bond later that day, but taken back into custody after he damaged a telephone at the sheriff's station.
All around, not a great day. But of course these events, which can be easily explained in a few sentences, caused the Beliebers of the Twitterverse to enter a Defcon 1-level meltdown.
Loyal and militant are the Beliebers, and while their numbers are uncountable, their reactions to the news that their beloved Biebs was in trouble were, well, a little predictable:
The 'Justin Needs Us' tweet:
— Belieber. (: (@Justinsbby69) January 15, 2014
#The #Hashtag #Everything #OMG #Tweet
— TH*$ B*TCH LOV3S D@T (@BeautyForGirlsx) January 15, 2014
The activism tweet
— #FreeBieber (@LinaMalikBieber) January 15, 2014
The 'I have interesting priorities' tweet
Being bad makes him 10x more irresistible. #FreeBieber
— April Morris (@AprilMorriss) January 14, 2014
if Justin Bieber was to egg my house.. I'll be more than honored.
— cecilibeann. ✌ (@sanchezc15) January 15, 2014
The 'Justin is human' tweet
JUSTIN BIEBER TO BE DEPORTED? HE'S BETTER OFF IN CANADA BECAUSE THERE THEY TREAT HIM LIKE HUMAN FREAKEN IDIOTS
— THANK YOU JUSTIN ♡♛ (@kidrauhloveox) January 14, 2014
The 'No matter what' tweet
No media story, no rumor, no nothing is going to change how I see Justin Bieber. He will always inspire me, and I will always support him.
— always here (@theglasspalace) January 15, 2014
“No media story, no rumor, no nothing is going to change how I see Justin Bieber. He will always inspire me, and I will always support him.”
— Bianca (@bianca_loves98) January 15, 2014
I love justin bieber even though he's a punk ass kid
— jenn (@jenniferberney) January 14, 2014
The 'Media R Lies' tweet
"My parents don't know who is the real Justin Bieber, they just believe what the media say."
— teodora ♛ (@ImaBieberQueen) January 15, 2014
THE MEDIA, TMZ, JUSTIN BIEBER HATERS AND THE POLICE SHOULD'VE LISTENED TO JUSTIN WHEN HE SIAD THIS pic.twitter.com/uUtBe4AMjL
— justin bieber (@OurKidrauhlSide) January 14, 2014
The amnesty tweet
"MR.BIEBER WAS NOT INVOLVED IN COCAINE INVESTIGATION" HE'S INNOCENT SO PLEASE STOP WITH "TOOK THE BLAME" CRAP
— BELIEBERS ♥ KIDRAUHL (@JBiebsaholic) January 14, 2014
— ♡FOLLOW ME JUSTIN♡ (@Bieber_piano) January 15, 2014
even though they cleared Justin and he did nothing wrong haters will still be like "OOH DID U HEAR BIEBER DOES DRUGS AND VANDALISM" smh.
— Heather (@jxstinsdiamond) January 15, 2014
The stern-but-concerned tweet
I'll ALWAYS be here no matter what. but u need to GROW UP! I take up for u on EVERY thing but ur making it hard! #WeAreWithYouJustin
— #journals (@Bieber_Crew2) January 14, 2014