On The Road To Fame, Justin Bieber Gets His Way. Then It Gets Stolen
Welcome to Disturbia, where an 11-year-old girl can become Mayor-for-a day by winning an online Facebook contest. Instead of tackling issues of homelessness, joblessness, education or crime, the new “Mayor” focuses on what really matters: naming a street after her favorite teen pop heartthrob.
Replace the fictional “Disturbia,” with small town “Forney, Texas” and you have the true story of what happened when Caroline Gonzalez got the power. “Because I really like Justin Bieber,” Caroline explained to E! Online about why she named her town’s main road after Justin. “I like his music and I like him. And I thought, why not have a street in my hometown named after my favorite singer?”
The tween Belieber who is involved in student council and community service projects like recycling, entered the contest that was created “to boost young people’s interest in municipal government and bring attention to Forney,” according to the town’s officials. But the Bieber Fever quickly faded when some Bieber Thievers stole the sign just two days after the street sign, which cost just $30.22, was unveiled.
Although it was originally thought to be the work of a crazed fan, a small group of teen boys fessed up to the crime and turned themselves in, confessing they had been playing on the sign causing it to break. They had one of those big-eyed, oh-my-gosh, panic moments—what do we do?—and they ran off with the sign,” said Forney’s actual mayor Darren Rozell.
And if he ever comes to visit, Justin will know the exact road to take.