Eleven-year-old Caroline Gonzalez, a die-hard Justin Bieber fan (is there any other kind?) can breathe easy again after the stolen Justin Bieber Way street sign - which she installed herself last week - was returned in (relatively) good condition.
On August 17, while acting as "mayor for a day" in Forney, Texas, 11-year-old Gonzalez temporarily renamed Forney's Main Street for the Canadian pop star. Sadly, the sign was nowhere to be found the next morning.
The 'tween's father, Tony, told ABC News, "They've definitely stolen some joy from her. Her eyes got watery."
But it turns out the culprits weren't some cold-hearted, Justin Bieber-hating, mean-spirited party poopers; the stolen sign was an accident. City manager Brian Brooks told E! News that a group of boys were hanging from the sign and accidentally tore it off the pole. In a panic - because you never want to anger a Belieber - the 17- and 18-year old boys ran off with the sign.
While the boys were in hiding, a replacement Justin Bieber sign was put up on August 18. Later that day, the boys came clean when one of their parents reported they had it. No charges have been filed, but those kids should be grateful their names haven't been released to the legions of dedicated Bieber fans.
And don't worry, Beliebers: Forney's (real) mayor, Darren Rozell, isn't risking another theft. The replacement sign is being monitored by surveillance cameras.
Gonzalez told E! News she renamed the street "because I really like Justin Bieber. I like his music and I like him.
"I thought, why not have a street in my hometown named after my favourite signer?"
The sign was originally supposed to come down after one day (once Gonzalez's reign as "mayor for a day" had ended), but officials have decided to leave it indefinitely in support of the Facebook page "Bring Justin Bieber to Forney."