The note came in regard to news that quickly spread this morning that the alleged theft of Justin Bieber's computer in Tacoma was likely a hoax -- intended to promote a video which conveniently dropped this morning.
But according to Bieber's tour manager, the pop star really did have a computer stolen from him in Tacoma, and the reason no police report could be located is because it was filed under the name of his tour manager, Josh Williams. Bieber's manager, irked by my post, classified the timing of it all as "making lemonade out of lemons."
Tacoma Police spokesperson Mark Fulghum confirms that a police report was filed online using the name Josh Williams a little after 9 p.m. on Oct. 10, claiming a laptop had been stolen.
"Regardless of anything, I don't think a city should be judged by one idiot's actions," says Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun. "We had an incredible experience at that show in Tacoma. One of our dancers grew up in Tacoma. We've only heard good things, and had a great experience there and in Seattle. And we plan on coming back there.
"One idiot's decision to steal a computer in our offices won't affect how we feel about that city."
So I guess this is my apology to the Biebs. Or something. As a Tacoman, I still feel a little used.