Record exec arrested for refusing to send a tweet asking Bieber-maddened crowd to disperse

A record executive who refused to send out a tweet asking for unruly fans at a scheduled Justin Bieber appearance was arrested for "[putting] lives in danger and the public at risk."

Police arrested a senior vice president from Bieber's label, Island Def Jam Records, James A. Roppo, 44, of Hoboken, N.J., saying he hindered their crowd-control efforts by not cooperating…

He was in custody Friday night, pending charges that could include criminal nuisance, endangering the welfare of a minor and obstructing government administration, Smith said…

In an interview on WBLI 106.1-FM at 7 p.m., Bieber talked about the scene at the mall. "It was so crazy that I couldn't get to even come in the building," the singer said. "They [the authorities] basically threatened to put me in cuffs and send me away to jail."

Aggressive Roosevelt Field crowd cancels Bieber visit

(Thanks, Rick!)