Amanda Bynes detained on 5150 hold for mental health evaluation
Amanda Bynes has been detained on a 5150 hold for a mental health evaluation.
The 27-year-old actress was placed on a hold after she was involved in a disturbance in a residential area in Thousand Oaks last night, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office confirmed to KABC Television, OTRC.com's parent company, on Tuesday, July 23.
Deputies investigated the incident and determined that Bynes met the criteria of a 5150.
The Ventura County Fire Department received a call at 8:38 p.m. PT on Monday and responded to a report of a gasoline tank on fire in a driveway in Thousand Oaks.
Update - 1 p.m. PT: Witnesses at the scene told KABC Television that they saw Bynes on the driveway. They also saw a small plastic gas container on fire. Neighbors ran out and extinguished the fires as firefighters arrived.
One witness said he saw Bynes "laying down, stomach up, and her pant legs on fire..."
The woman who lives at the home where the fire was said she does not know Bynes and does not have a connection to the actress. At this time, she has not been charged with a crime.
Bynes has made headlines for a string of arrests and odd behavior. Most recently, the 27-year-old wore a bright blue wig when she appeared in a New York court on July 9 to face allegations stemming from an arrest over a reported bong-throwing incident.threw a bong out of a window.
No remnants of a marijuana smoking device were found on the ground below. She was detained on suspicion of criminal pot possession, reckless endangerment and tampering with evidence. She is due back in court on Sept. 26.
Bynes has also gained attention for her Twitter account. The former actress has over 3 million followers on Twitter and frequently tweets about her plastic surgery plans and celebrities she has deemed "ugly."
In addition to her tweets and arrests, Bynes has been sporting several wigs in public since she shaved her head due to what she called "hair damage" from a salon earlier this year.