At first glance, this picture circulating social media (Twitter especially) seems like just another joke aimed at boy singer Justin Bieber, who was arrested in Miami on charges of DUI and resisting arrest.
But anyone familiar with Charleston, if you look a little closer, will notice that those are Charleston police officers giving that little boy a pretend ticket. (Hat tip to Jared Smith – coiner of #warontouror – who noticed it before I did).
Where did the photo originally come from? I emailed Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis who said the photo was taken by the child’s father but his name was not immediately available.
It’s also become clear the photo has made the rounds on the Internet.
— Sean McBride (@somcbride) January 23, 2014
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