Bieber Prank Saddles 2 Texans With Deluge of Calls

Now they're threatening legal action
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2012 8:31 AM CDT
Justin Bieber arrives at the Cannes festival palace, to take part in the NRJ Music awards ceremony, in Cannes, southeastern France, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.   (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
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(Newser) – Justin Bieber may be a legal adult and soon-to-be-homeowner now, but a prank earlier this month proves he's still a kid at heart—a kid at heart facing some legal action. The pop star tweeted the message, "Call me right now" to his nearly 19 million followers, along with a random phone number with the last digit missing. Predictably, throngs of "Beliebers" then started dialing all the possible phone number variations.

Two of the resulting phone numbers belong to a man and woman in Texas, who claim that they've been barraged with phone calls at all hours despite the fact that the tweet was eventually deleted. Now they have lawyers and they want Bieber to pay, TMZ reports. They're also wrangling for an apology, free concert tickets for the woman's grandchildren, and an endorsement for the man's online project. This isn't the first time Bieber has gotten in phone-number-related Twitter trouble...

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