This just in: Shia LaBeouf has been caught acting foolishly again. Hey… I didn’t say the news was surprising.
The 29-year-old actor and director was arrested in Austin, Texas, for allegedly being “out of control” and “disobeying police,” according to TMZ.
The specific arrest reportedly had to do with jay-walking while intoxicated. One can only imagine that LaBeouf made matters much worse once he was in the presence of police. Or maybe he just got hassled for being an actor. Either way, it didn’t turn out well for him.
As one can imagine, though, the story didn’t start with his arrest. Prior to the boys in blue showing up, LaBeouf had already been denied entry into a bar for appearing to be too intoxicated. He then stumbled away, right into the hands of the law. He was arrested on the 6th Street bar and music strip at 7:30 PM for trying to cross the street against a “Don’t Walk” sign.
A short video was taken of his arrest but it doesn’t reveal much. It only shows LaBeouf looking deranged and sullenly swaying back and forth before being coaxed into the back of the cop car. Right before the clip ends, an onlooker can be heard lamenting, “Man, he’s on drugs.” The sentimental twang of country music provided by a nearby street musician helps add a humorous element to the video. (See below)
Unfortunately for LaBeouf, the police were the last people he wanted involvement with. The actor was in the process of completing a plea deal for a similar drunk and disorderly charge that occurred this June when he was thrown out of Studio 54. Allegedly, he was supposed to complete three months of rehab (which he did), and stay out of trouble for six months (which he didn’t do) in order to get the case tossed out. Whoops.
You can see for yourself that judge Ann Scherzer couldn’t have put LaBeouf’s terms more clearly, stating, “As long as you stay out of trouble for … six months from today, this case will be dismissed and sealed.” Well, I suppose Scherzer tried her best. There’s only so much you can do to warn troubled youth.
What do you think? Is LaBeouf getting what he deserves, are the cops hassling him for no reason, or is it somewhere in between?