August 19, 2011 15:59:07 GMT
A little girl who got to rename a street in Forney, Texas until this weekend was upset when someone stole the sign between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
Justin Bieber has been restored as the name of a street in Forney, Texas just hours after someone stole the sign. "Justin Bieber Way" plate was swiped on Thursday, August 18 morning but was quickly replaced with a new one in the afternoon.
An 11-year-old fan of the pop singer was elected as "mayor of the day" for raising money for the orphans. Caroline Gonzales decided to temporarily rename Main Street in honor of her idol and her request was made official on Tuesday. Less than 48 hours later, the sign, which supposed to stay until the weekend, went missing.
Caroline's father Tony said that his daughter had never been "so mad". He broke the news to her on the way to an orthodontist appointment. "They've definitely stolen some joy from her. Her eyes got watery," Tony recalled. The town's real mayor, Darren Rozell then promised to replace the sign immediately, saying "It may be someone's idea of a joke. But we're not going to leave this little girl's summer on a sour note."
Police are reportedly searching for the culprit.