LMAO guess someone got a little Bieber Fever, huh?? David Dowling, 23, was busted in Florida over the weekend after he tried to run out of a store with the cardboard cutout of the Biebs tucked under his arm. SMH I really hope dude has a little sister or something…otherwise this is even more strange! LOL! Details after the jump.

Marisa Mendez

NBC – The report claims Dowling made it clear to the other side of the mall with his pilfered goods, all the while being chased by a female store employee.

Dowling and an unidentified friend couldn’t shake the employee and eventually were caught and gave back the cutout, worth $34.99, the report stated.

Then, Dowling and his friend bolted again but were caught by mall security, the report stated.

After being arrested, Dowling told police he was a 17-year-old named David Michael Tan, but police found his ID with his real name.

When asked why he took the cardboard Bieber, Dowling’s response couldn’t have been too shocking to Manatee County Sheriff’s deputies.

“We were just having fun holding Justin Bieber hostage,” he said, according to the arrest report.

Dowling, who sports a very Bieber-esque hairdo in his mug shot, wasn’t charged with kidnapping but he was arrested for shoplifting. He was released on $120 bond Monday.

It was unclear if he had an attorney.