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Tuesday
Mar272012

Texas Pair Wants Bieber to Pay Up for Phone Prank

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Two Texans say their lives have been turned upside down, and it's all Justin Bieber's fault.

Earlier this month, Bieber tweeted his 19 million followers a random phone number, and said, "Call me right now." Ever the prankster, not only was the number not his, but Beebs reportedly left off a digit, prompting legions of Beliebers to fill in the blank.

Although he deleted the message, Bieber's fans were relentless, and according to TMZ, bearing the brunt of their attention was an older woman named Dilcie and a man named Kent -- both of whom say they were flooded with calls from JB's eager fans.

A lawyer tells TMZ that Bieber's "reckless" behavior led to his clients fielding a thousand unwanted calls at all hours of the day.  They're threatening to sue if they're not compensated for their trouble.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Saturday
Mar102012

Man Gets Thousands of Calls After Justin Bieber Tweets Number

Donna Svennevik/ABC(DALLAS) -- A tweet sent out by teen sensation Justin Bieber had one Texas man’s phone ringing off the hook, as “beliebers” from across the country hoped to be his “Somebody to Love.”

The tweet, sent out Wednesday around 10:30 p.m. CST, included a phone number with a Texas area code, saying, “Call me right now at 214 — —?” with a question mark in place of the last digit, and dashes representing actual numbers in his tweet.

Thousands of Bieber’s 18.2 million followers filled in the blank and started dialing, but instead of the pop star, fans calls were answered by a Dallas native with no connection to Bieber.

Kent, who wished to be identified only by his first name, said his phone hasn’t stopped ringing since Wednesday night. The tweet was quickly deleted after it was sent out, but that didn’t stop the thousands of fans from making the call.

“They all said, ‘Justin?’” Kent said. “As fast as I could pick it up and put it down, it was ringing again. The caller ID was exploding with numbers from all over the country.”

Kent said he has had the number for more than 20 years. He has both personal and business ties to it, making him hesitant to disconnect the line.

This wasn’t a “One Time” incident for the teen icon. In 2010, Bieber tweeted Kevin Kristopik’s phone number as revenge for hacking a friend’s Facebook page. The onslaught of phone calls and text messages to the Detroit teen forced him to disable his number and Twitter account. Bieber, at the time, had only 4.5 million followers on the social media site.

Another incident, this time involving a high-profile television star, caused a similar problem. Former Two and a Half Men actor Charlie Sheen accidentally tweeted his phone number when he meant to send it only to Bieber in a direct message.

As for Kent, he said he and his attorney have tried to reach out to Bieber and his representatives to get some answers about the tweet, but have not yet had their calls returned. Kent said he is considering taking legal action in the matter.

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