---- — Justin Bieber was photographed tagging a Rio building Tuesday, and local police launched an investigation — even going to his mansion to question him.
But he was gone by the time they arrived.
Defacing buildings in Brazil is a crime punishable by up to a year in jail.
But sources close to the Biebs say the singer is pleading ignorance, insisting he was advised by locals to tag the buildings in question. He assumed it was okay.
Not like it matters now. Sources say Bieber has since left Rio and probably won’t be back for a while.
Bieber’s been on a tagging frenzy in South America. Just last week he was spraypainting the phrase “Free Breezy” in Colombia.
– Story and photos from TMZ.com