Snapper demands memory card from Justin Bieber

A paparazzo has fired off a letter to JUSTIN BIEBER's manager demanding the return of a memory card he alleges was taken by the star during a clash in Miami, Florida.

Gustavo Garces claims the Baby hitmaker snatched the data storage device from his camera during a bust-up on 5 June (13), and now the snapper's lawyer has written to Bieber's representative Scooter Braun to "respectfully demand (its) immediate return".

The letter, obtained by TMZ.com, goes on to detail Garces' plan to take legal action against the 19-year-old singer.

Attorney Lee P. Marks informs Braun, "Please be further advised that I intend to pursue a claim against your client, Justin Bieber, as a result of his wrongful conduct... Pursuant to Florida Statutes and case law, the memory card which Justin Bieber removed and kept from my client constitutes evidence as clearly defined and thus must be preserved... Please advise your client, Mr. Bieber, accordingly."

Bieber has endured a number of run-ins with the paparazzi in recent weeks - his security team was accused of assaulting another photographer on a separate occasion in Miami earlier this month (Jun13), and cops were called to a street in Los Angeles on Monday night (17Jun13) amid reports the singer accidentally struck a photographer with his car. He was reportedly cleared of any wrongdoing after an investigation.