We’ve all heard of Bieber Fever, but this is what we call taking superfandom a step too far. The Interwebs is burning up this Hump Day Wednesday with reports of a foiled plot to murder pop sensation Justin Bieber.
Albuquerque Police sources allege that a plot was hatched by two male prison inmates and one of their nephews to murder Bieber at a sold-out show at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Dana Martin, who is serving out two life sentences for the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl, enlisted the help of former fellow inmate Mark Staake and his nephew Tanner Ruane to carry out four murders. Two of the reported targets were Justin Bieber and his bodyguard.
Martin is reportedly obsessed with The Biebs and even has a tattoo of the 18-year-old heartthrob singer etched on his leg. The planned murders involved strangling the victims with a paisley tie before castrating them.
What a way to go!
Thankfully for Beliebers everywhere, the murder plot hit the skids when Martin inexplicably turned in his co-conspirators. Staake was reportedly arrested in Vermont on outstanding warrants, while his nephew made it to New York, where he was arrested with “murder tools and pruning shears.”
Wanna hear something even more disturbing? In recorded conservations between Ruane and Martin, Ruane indicated his dismay that he was unable to carry out the murders.