It sounds funny because everything about El Beebarino is funny, but the truth is that these guys were pretty far along in their plans, and based on their criminal pasts, I wouldn't second-guess their desire or ability to go through with it.

Four men, two of whom seem to have been incarcerated while hatching the plan, decided that as long as they were planning the murder of two men in Vermont (by strangling them with a paisley tie, the calling card of one of the incarcerated murderers), they might as well kill Justin Bieber and his bodyguard.

It turns out that one of the men had a bit of a love/hate thing going on with the pop star, as he had Bieber's image tattooed on his leg. Fortunately (?) New York police caught wind of the plot via a recorded phone call, and brought the hammer down on one of the free men, ensuring that Bieber lives to fight another day.