Scott "Scooter" Braun, manager of Asher Roth and Justin Bieber, was arrested in Nassau County on Wednesday, March 24 for failing to tweet in a timely manner. Really. Charged with three misdemeanors including reckless endangerment, criminal nuisance and endangering the welfare of a child, the question now is if being slow on the tweets is really punishable by law?
In November, 2009 Justin Beiber was scheduled to appear at Long Island, NY's Roosevelt Field mall for an autograph signing and fans got so out of control (1000 were expected, 3000 showed) that five people were sent to the hospital.
Common sense would say, Those mall cops really blew it this time. However, word is police asked Braun, who has pled not guilty to all charges, and Def Jam Record VP James Ropp, to let fans know the event was cancelled via Twitter. Braun says he sent two messages within seven minutes, prosecutors say it was closer to two hours later. [Click here to read more at The BVX]