Did Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber help himself to security guard’s a bike in a Las Vegas casino?
That’s what US entertainment website TMZ says is shown on a security video from September in which the pint-sized 19-year-old Canadian crooner pinches a security guard’s bike and rides it through the corridors until stopped by a couple of big blokes in suits.
Bieber and his crew entered the The Palms Casino Resort on September 14 via an employeer entrance and on finding a patrol bike in the hallway, Bieber took off for a joyride through the bowels of the casino, with a security guard in hot pursuit.
Eventually a couple of even larger security guards emerge from a side door and take back the bike. Bieber was apparently subjected to a stern talking-to and allowed to go on his way.
Our official grumpy Northerner, John has been riding bikes for over 30 years since discovering as an uncoordinated teen that a sport could be fun if it didn't require you to catch a ball or get in the way of a hulking prop forward.
Road touring was followed by mountain biking and a career racing in the mud that was as brief as it was unsuccessful.
Somewhere along the line came the discovery that he could string a few words together, followed by the even more remarkable discovery that people were mug enough to pay for this rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work. He's pretty certain he's worked for even more bike publications than Mat Brett.
The inevitable 30-something MAMIL transition saw him shift to skinny tyres and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.