Amanda Bynes arrested for throwing bong out of window

Starlet charged with reckless endangerment and tampering with evidence.
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Denette Wilford, May 24, 2013 12:52:56 PM

Is this Amanda Bynes‘ rock bottom, getting arrested? Some might think, yes, yes it is. But considering she’s probably going to sue the sidewalk for not cushioning the blow of the bong she tossed out her apartment window, I don’t think she thinks she’s there yet.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that a building official called police Thursday night after spotting Amanda in the lobby smoking a joint, talking to herself and acting erratically. Sooo, nothing new. Officers arrived, responding to a report of a disorderly person, knocked on Bynes’ door and she let them in. Alrighty, everything seems to be going smoothly until…

…the cops spotted a bong. That’s when Amanda did what any panicky person would do—tossed it out the window…Of her 36th-floor apartment. Luckily, no one was hurt on the street below.

A bewigged Bynes was then placed under arrest, and was yelling, “Don’t you know who I am?” Oh, honey, if they didn’t care who Reese Witherspoon was, they surely won’t give a damn that you’re Amanda Bynes.

The troubled former actress was charged for criminal possession of pot, as well as reckless endangerment and felony tampering with evidence. Yikes. That makes her DUI charges sound like jaywalking offences.

TMZ also reports that “Amanda was taken to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation” before heading to the station for booking. Bynes was then taken to night court just before midnight and was kept in a holding cell. TMZ adds that she should get a hearing sometime this morning. Who knows? Maybe she’s already out. I’ll check her Twitter for updates because you know that’s the first thing she’s going to do once she’s free. (As of press time, her last tweet was yesterday, when she told Perez Hilton off about his “ugly face.”)

A publicist believes he is responsible for saving her, telling Radar Online he called police to alert them that she was a suicide risk, but the NYPD has not confirmed a report of a suicidal person, just a disorderly one. Jonathan Jaxson patted himself on the back, describing his actions as a “successful intervention,” though I’m not sure his actions are completely selfless.

Radar also reports that Amanda’s parents had met with lawyers in hopes of getting a conservatorship for their daughter, but the actress isn’t as far gone as Britney was so their attempts were unsuccessful. Poor Rick and Lynn. It must be awful to watch their kid so out of control and be so powerless to do anything about it.

I have no idea what is going on with Bynes. Her behaviour has been so bizarre as of late, which is why I chalked it up to her conning us all. And that maybe what we’ve really been witnessing has been some sort of crazy reality experiment to see how much attention Amanda could get and how much we would believe. That was my hope, at least. Now it seems she’s just another former child star spiralling out of control. Not as exciting a story, but here’s hoping her arrest has made her realize she needs help. Fast.

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