None of what I’m about to discuss is funny, of course. Except for TMZ’s headline, which is hilarious: “AMANDA BYNES BUSTED FOR POT POSSESSION and FELONY Bong Tossing”. Okay. *slaps self* Tighten up. So, after a week that involved an In Touch Weekly cover devoted to her sketchy drug den, a subsequent Twitter hissy fit about said tabloid cover, and an attempt to use “Google” as the necessary ID to board a plane, Amanda Bynes’ week just got worse (or better, depending on how you look at it). Amanda was arrested late last night after she smoked a joint in the lobby of her building and then tossed a bong out of her window. I’ll let TMZ explain:
Amanda Bynes was arrested in her NYC apartment Thursday night for marijuana possession and throwing evidence out the window … TMZ has learned.
According to law enforcement sources … a building official called police after spotting Amanda in the lobby with a joint, acting erratically and talking to herself. We’re told when cops arrived they knocked at her door and she let them in.
Our sources say when police saw the bong Amanda quickly tossed it out the window … which fortunately didn’t hit anyone on the street below.
Amanda, who was wearing a platinum blonde wig, was placed under arrest and went ballistic, yelling, “Don’t you know who I am?”
She was booked for criminal possession of pot, as well as reckless endangerment and FELONY tampering with evidence.
Our law enforcement sources say Amanda was briefly taken to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation and then taken to the station for booking.
But the cop shop wasn’t the last stop. A cuffed Amanda was then taken to night court just before midnight. She’s still there in a holding cell, waiting for a judge. She should get a hearing sometime this AM.
People Magazine has basically the same details, but they added this bitchy little aside at the end of their story: “In September 2012 she told PEOPLE that she was ‘doing amazing’ and was moving to New York to launch a fashion line.” Yep. That about sums it up. What else…? Amanda tossed her bong out of the window… on the 36th floor! Can you imagine getting hit with a bong that’s falling from 36 floors? Yikes. There’s video of Amanda’s perp walk at TMZ, but I’m not going to include it. She doesn’t say anything, her head is down and it’s just kind of sad. The only good news out of all of this is that maybe she’ll get some help. And by that I mean she’ll be locked down in some kind of psychiatric facility.
UPDATE: A few new details! Amanda has been booked and she already has a mug shot, which you can see here. In Touch Weekly – the tabloid with Amanda’s drug den on their cover – claims that Amanda actually called 911 on herself last night too. Apparently, the doorman called 911 on her when she was smoking pot in the lobby, but then when the cops showed up at her door to arrest her, “She called 911, saying cops were going to assault her.” Radar also reports that before the arrest, Amanda’s parents were trying to get her a conservatorship.
UPDATE #2: Amanda was just released on her own recognizance – she didn’t even have to make bail!!!!!!!!! She has to be back in court in July. TMZ got their hands on the arrest report too, and it says that when a uniformed police officer saw the bong sitting on Amanda’s kitchen counter and asked her about it, she “grabbed said bong, ran to the westbound-facing window, and threw it out the window where numerous pedestrians were walking on the 8 Avenue and West 47 Street sidewalks below.”
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