Friday, May 24, 2013

Amanda Bynes arrested for marijuana possession, tossing bong out window; Sent for psychiatric evaluation (videos, photos)


Amanda Bynes was arrested at approximately 7 p.m. ET, on May 23, 2013, after  a building manager within her New York City apartment complex, allegedly saw the troubled actress smoking a marijuana joint in the complex' lobby. TMZ captured video footage following Bynes' arrest and you could see she tried to hide her face from cameras while draped in a long, platinum blonde, colored wig. Though reporters asked if she'd like to say anything, she remained silent.

Amanda Bynes Mugshot
CNN reported  that New York Police spokesperson Christopher Pisano stated that officers were notified that Bynes was smoking marijuana in the lobby. When they arrived at the Manhattan building, Bynes had already returned to her room
that officers described as being full of smoke. According to the report, when officers observed a bong, Bynes quickly picked it up and threw it out the window of her 36th floor room.

Slideshow: Amanda Bynes Photos

TMZ reported that during the incident, Bynes lost control and yelled out, "Don't you know who I am?"

Throwing a bong outside a window at that height is dangerous and if it had hit someone on the street below, there is no telling what type of injury he or she could have sustained.

Bynes was booked on the following charges: reckless endangerment, tampering with physical evidence and criminal possession of marijuana.

Bynes was also reportedly taken for a psychiatric evaluation at Roosevelt Hospital and is currently awaiting her first appearance before a judge.

Stay tuned for more updates on this breaking news story.

Source: NBC New York

Charisse Van Horn on Examiner.com


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