When Justin Bieber isn't getting in trouble with the cops and his neighbors or picking a fight with Orlando Bloom, he is saving Russian men from a brutal grizzly bear attack. Well, at least a ringtone of Justin Bieber's music is doing that. The NY Post reported on Aug. 5, 2014, that a fisherman in Russian was being attacked by a grizzly bear, but a Justin Bieber ringtone actually saved his life.
Igor Vorozhbitsyn was on his way to a local fishing location in northern Russia's Yakutia Republic when the grizzly bear (some reports state it was a brown bear) appeared and started attacking him.
The bear actually got some good shots on him and was tearing him up pretty fiercely until his cell phone began ringing. His ringtone happened to be the song "Baby" by Justin Bieber, and the bear apparently was not too fond of the song.
The Mirror states that as the ringtone continued to play, the bear stopped attacking Vorozhbitsyn, turned around, and fled back into the forest.
The fishermen recounted his horrible and terrifying experience with the bear and also explained why that particular ringtone was on his phone.
“I was walking to my fishing spot when there was a tremendous impact on my back and the bear was on top of me. I couldn’t believe my luck when the phone went off and he fled. My granddaughter had loaded the ringtone onto my phone for a joke.”
Wildlife experts have talked about the situation and they believe that the Justin Bieber ringtone startled and frightened the bear. The volume and unexpectedness caused it to stop its attack and actually got scared enough to flee.
“Sometimes a sharp shock can stop an angry bear in its tracks and that ringtone would be a very unexpected sound for a bear,” an expert said.
Vorozhbitsyn did suffer a number of large bruises and several deep cuts around his face and on his chest. He is recovering from his grizzly bear attack, but is thankful to Justin Bieber that it didn't end up being a lot worse.