RIO DE JANEIRO (November 6, 2013) Brazil's biggest news outlet has published photos on its website that it says show pop star Justin Bieber spray painting graffiti on a wall and says police want to question the teen idol.
The O Globo newspaper reports that photographers snapped photos of Bieber as he painted graffiti Tuesday morning on a wall of the former Hotel Nacional in Rio de Janeiro.
Defacing buildings is a crime in Brazil punishable by as much as one year in jail and a fine.
O Globo reported that police went to the mansion Bieber rented in Rio to question him, but he was not there.
Phone calls and e-mails to the police department for more details went unanswered.
Calls and e-mails to Bieber representatives Melissa Victor, Nick Styne and Aaron Rosenberg were not returned.