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Shia LaBeouf arrested for disrupting Broadway show


NEW YORK (AP) -- Shia LaBeouf was released from police custody Friday after he was escorted from a Broadway theater for yelling obscenities and continued to act irrationally while being arrested, authorities said.

After his court appearance, the actor, wearing a ripped blue T-shirt, skinny jeans and boots, walked several blocks to The London NYC Hotel on West 54th Street. He declined to comment.

The 28-year-old, who starred in the first three "Transformers" movies, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and harassment Thursday night at the Broadway show "Cabaret."

According to police, security guards asked LaBeouf to leave the Studio 54 theater at about 8:45 p.m., but he refused, used obscene language and physically interfered with employees. Police said he made aggressive statements and threats to security guards and police officers.

He was acting irrationally, continued to make aggressive statements and used foul language after he was removed from the theater and throughout the arrest process, police said. Officers said he appeared intoxicated or under the influence of some kind of drug.

A spokesman for "Cabaret" says LaBeouf was "disruptive during Act 1" and was escorted out of the theater at intermission.

LeBeouf, who was represented by a Legal Aid attorney Friday, was due back in court July 24.

On Friday, as the pack of reporters trailed him to the hotel, a reporter fell out of her shoe. LaBeouf stopped to help her get back into it.

LaBeouf's other films include "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," "Disturbia" and "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps."

Last year, LaBeouf pulled out of what would have been his Broadway debut in "Orphans," a play starring Alec Baldwin. LaBeouf left the production over what was described as "creative differences" and was replaced by Ben Foster.

LaBeouf has been arrested previously.

In 2008, he was taken into custody on suspicion of drunken driving after another driver crashed into his vehicle in West Hollywood, California, but prosecutors later concluded there was insufficient evidence to file a formal charge.

In 2007, he was arrested for refusing to leave a downtown Chicago drugstore. Prosecutors dropped the case after store officials said they didn't want to continue it.

In February, the actor participated in a performance-art oddity at a Los Angeles art gallery wearing a bag over his head with the words "I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE" scrawled in black ink across it.

The stunt came days after he posed on the red carpet at the Berlin Film Festival in the same getup. At the same festival, he walked out of a news conference after answering a reporter's question by saying: "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much." The line was borrowed from a French soccer player who baffled reporters with it in the mid-1990s.

Last year, LaBeouf came under fire for borrowing the storyline and dialogue for his short film "Howard Cantour.com," which closely resembled the 2007 graphic novel "The Death-Ray" by Daniel Clowes. LaBeouf apologized on Twitter in a series of posts that were directly lifted from other famous mea culpas.

Shia LaBeouf Arrested, Was A 'Mess' At Broadway Show

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jshe44281 June 27 2014 at 6:25 AM

Who the hell is Shia Le Boufe?

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gonro2 June 27 2014 at 8:15 AM

Another hollywood idiot

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whdlsn June 27 2014 at 5:40 AM

This guy is more trouble than he's worth. Attitude and ego, but too lazy to clean up? Looks like the bums from under the bridge that pan-handle me for loose change. Like "allproinstall" commented, "Sorry's not gonna cut it this time pal"!

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jbraidedbeauty1 whdlsn June 27 2014 at 8:55 AM

i agree,, put the damn man in jail like they do all the black men.. look at all the blk men in jail for marijuana and everybody and their damn mama and grandma smokes it fform judges, drs down to winos! Now they lying to get "medical marijuana" Ha!

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iminyrdreams whdlsn June 27 2014 at 10:02 AM

who hasent been arested, so what i like him.

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tmccull52 June 27 2014 at 8:22 AM

Let's start a pool: how long will it be before Shia LaBeouf's publicist releases a statement saying that his client suffers from some pop-psychology syndrome, and is currently seeking medical advice on how to cope with the issue.

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AllproInstall June 27 2014 at 3:55 AM

Sorry's not gonna cut it this time pal.

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PERFORATOR AllproInstall June 27 2014 at 4:39 AM

I wouldnt bet on that. He's an "Actor" and the courts in this country have a pattern of treating "Actors" with a level of leniency that the rest of us can't even imagine. A gentle slap on the wrist and a fine in an amount that people such as he only consider to be chump change is the worst his kind of people can look forward to. England has it's Royals, we have our "Actors" and "Sports Heroes" that are treated as though they are above us, and above the law.

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twalsh4440 AllproInstall June 27 2014 at 6:31 AM

Acting is the only profession where a child and DOGS can do jobs and bencome wealthy Stars.ACTING IIS A FARCE BS

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brennemanbelkin June 27 2014 at 8:40 AM

If he had any talent, he'd just be a dick. But this guy couldn't act wet in a thunderstorm, so he's a major dick.

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tmccull52 June 27 2014 at 5:40 AM

You want proof that fame and fortune aren't everything? Here he is. I give you Shia Labeouf.

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Patricia,,,,, June 27 2014 at 9:10 AM

To much drugs and booze???? Now don't you feel stupid Mr. LaBeouf ... Hahah idiot

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kmcc895370 June 27 2014 at 6:54 AM

Studio 54 is still around? I thought that cocain pit was shut down in the 80s.

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bosco June 27 2014 at 12:23 PM

This guy is the male version of Lindsay Lohan

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