Amanda Bynes is currently hospitalized on a 5150 psychiatric hold after she started a small fire in someone's driveway Monday night, The Ventura County Sheriff's Office confirmed to TVGuide.com.
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According to TMZ, the fire department responded to the home in the actress' hometown of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and found Bynes standing in the driveway next to the fire. The sheriff's department arrived on scene and questioned the actress about her actions and intentions. Based on her answers, they decided she needed to be hospitalized on a 5150 hold, which allows for involuntary hospitalization for mental evaluation for up to 72 hours.
TMZ also reports that Bynes was involved in an altercation with a cab driver outside of a retirement community the night before. Bynes had allegedly attempted to get into the center in Thousand Oaks, but management turned her away for being drunk and trespassing. The retirement community called her a cab, but when Bynes got in, she told the driver, "Get me the f--- out of here. ... I don't have any money," TMZ reports. Bynes was then reportedly kicked out from the cab and returned to the retirement community. The cops were then called, but there is no record of her getting arrest. However, that doesn't exclude the possibility that Bynes was ticketed. The cab driver told the website that Bynes may have been attempting to visit a relative at the community.
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In 2008, Britney Spears was held under a 5150 hold after locking herself in a bathroom with her son Jayden. She was ultimately placed in a psych ward, lost custody of her two sons, and her father was granted conservatorship, which remains in effect today.
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