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Bieber's security guard arrested on Kauai for allegedly assaulting photographer

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 06:57 p.m. HST, Nov 22, 2013

Kauai police arrested a 32-year-old man believed to be one of pop star Justin Bieber's security guards after he allegedly assaulted a man taking photos of Bieber at Shipwreck's Beach in Poipu. 

Police arrested Dwayne Patterson, 32, of Florida Wednesday on suspicion of third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal property damage. He was released after he posted $3,000 bail. 

Shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to the parking lot at Shipwreck's to investigate an assault. A 29-year-old Hanalei man was taking unsolicited photos of the group that Patterson was with at the time, according to Kauai County spokeswoman Sarah Blane. Patterson approached the man and requested he delete the photos. When the man refused, Patterson allegedly assaulted the man and damaged his camera, according to Blaine. No injuries were reported and the man refused medical attention. 

The Garden Island reported the Hanalei man was allegedly taking photos of Bieber who was at the beach jumping off the bluff. A witness, Levi Lancaster of Koloa, described Patterson as one of Bieber's security guards. 

Lancaster said he saw the photographer sprint to the parking lot while two security guards, one suspected to be Patterson, chased him. He told the Garden Island that Patterson allegedly "put the man in a headlock and lifted him off the ground until he dropped his camera and keys."

A photo of Bieber jumping off a cliff was posted Thursday on Bieber's Twitter account.

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PMINZ wrote:
Spoiled Brat Bieber will possibly loose his arrogant life due to his own risky lifestyle. Either because of his poor driving habits, or some other self induced cause. I personally believe he may not see 30th Birthday. Sadly for a good talent to torture himself.
on November 22,2013 | 08:42AM
allie wrote:
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on November 22,2013 | 09:13AM
copperwire9 wrote:
Mirror mirror...
on November 22,2013 | 03:19PM
aomohoa wrote:
Good one. LOL
on November 22,2013 | 06:19PM
paniolo wrote:
Just a couple weeks ago he sprayed graffiti on some walls in a European city. Should've made him scrub it off.
on November 22,2013 | 11:11AM
cojef wrote:
Thought it was a South American city?? Anyway its graffitti no matter what. Should have strip him nakid and painted his backside with the paint he was using.
on November 22,2013 | 11:31AM
loquaciousone wrote:
on November 22,2013 | 08:45AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
Apparently this guy was clueless about the Steven Taylor law not being passed by the legislature. Any form of violence needs to be addressed with extended jail time, simple as that.
on November 22,2013 | 08:48AM
HanabataDays wrote:
The only thing wrong with Bieber jumping off the cliff is that he came up for air afterwards.
on November 22,2013 | 08:56AM
aomohoa wrote:
I thought it but I would never say it. LOL
on November 22,2013 | 06:20PM
hawaiiwalter wrote:
Who is Bieber?
on November 22,2013 | 09:57AM
50skane wrote:
Bieber is a punk kid that got too much fame and fortune to fast and his security exemplifies that kind of immature mentality.
on November 22,2013 | 10:31AM
richierich wrote:
Can't we deport him and his goons back to Canada? They could all go get high on crack with Toronto's mayor.
on November 22,2013 | 11:56AM
toobn wrote:
He and Miley Cyrus need to marry each other an see who lasts longest.
on November 22,2013 | 11:59AM
samidunn wrote:
Bieber and his posse are out of control.
on November 22,2013 | 12:37PM
LMO wrote:
There's a parking lot at Shipwreck's? Last time I was there (late 1970s) you had to drive through a cane field to get to the shipwreck. We camped out there for almost a week without seeing another person. Must be more developed now.
on November 22,2013 | 12:40PM
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