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Amanda Bynes

Flees

To New York City

9/23/2012 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Amanda Bynes bolted out of L.A. this weekend and thankfully headed to a city where public transportation is readily available ... the Big Apple!

Witnesses who spotted Amanda in NYC tell TMZ ... the actress was aimlessly wandering around Midtown for hours on Saturday.

But get this -- Amanda is telling friends the reason she jetted off to New York is because she was tired of being followed in L.A. -- something she says doesn't happen in NYC. 

Bynes now tells friends she NEVER wants to come back to L.A, which is interesting timing considering her parents JUST moved to CA from TX to be closer to their daughter.

TMZ broke the story ... Amanda was slapped with two counts of driving on a suspended license on Friday. She faces up to six months in jail for each offense.

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Mach5    

Wait a minute... does she still has to go back to L.A. to be tried in court with the charges against her? If that's the case, she has nowhere to run and nowhere to hide from the law... even in NYC.

676 days ago
17.

Carl    

As someone that lives in the LA area, and drives on some of the same streets as her, I NEVER want her back either. My chances of making it to old age without getting run over have just increased.

676 days ago
18.

LK    

DIDN'T ALL THIS MADNESS START WHEN SHE STARTED CLUBBING IN LA ????
NOW SHE GOES 2 A STATE THAT HAS A HEAVY CLUB SCENE ( UNDERGROUND )
MENTAL ILLNESS & SELF MEDICATING ONLY MAKES THINGS WORSE
I DON'T KNOW Y THIS YOUNG WOMAN'S FAMILY DOES'N'T GET HER THE HELP ITS VERY EASY 2 GET HER 2 THE HOSPITAL UNDER A 5051
THAN THEY CAN DO BLOOD WORK & C WHAT OTHER DRUGS SHES ON ETC & C WHERE HER MIND IS @
THAT'S THE 1ST STEP

676 days ago
19.

Stacy    

oh! Jamie Spears lol totally 2 different issues! What ever kind of impression you have about him. At least he used the money to hire the right people or what ever to get her the right kind of help. Soon as TMZ catches Amanda shaving her head or swinging unbrellas at cars. And other suff that show true signs of some mental health issues the Courts will advise rich people opps i mean the defendent on how to ascertain appropriate action for the individual.

676 days ago
20.

Jodi    

Saying she faces up to 6 months in jail for each offense is a waste of time. We all know Amanda is not going to jail which is why these young starlets do whatever they want to do. They may as well tell the law to go f*ck themselves.

676 days ago
21.

Gloria Unread    

Gotta love how she's always described as "aimlessly wandering around."
Geeze, I'd hate for anyone to be watching me while I shop.. Unless you're on a mission to by something specific, shopping entails lots of aimless wandering.

676 days ago
22.

Hawk    

Me thinks Amanda is trying to avoid Mom and Dad more than the paparazzi.

676 days ago
23.

Stump    

What is it about L.A. that makes famous people go crazy?

Paris; acts like th poster girl for "I'm rich and the world can just put up with my antics" magazine then drives around without a license in a pink Bentley.

Lindsay: the list is endless but the classic move is confronting the PaP's wearing the stolen necklace.

Britney: Shaves her head in her delusional state and is still under the control of her father to prevent her from something even more destructive.

Amanda: Not yet convicted but the Axe is pending. Drove with appropriate care until something snapped and now look at her record.

Someone is putting a substance in the lemonade

676 days ago
24.

Stillettogirl    

GREAT...Amanda and Lindsay in the same city......

676 days ago
25.

Kabala    

If she were only famous for something other than driving like a maniac and smoking weed in her car...

676 days ago
26.

GothamGirl    

TMZ you're crossing over, into stalkerland!

676 days ago
27.

nisiek    

She and LieLo are both untreated bipolar's, the mania, the mood swings, Amanda is not as far gone but she is in dire need of help. I feel for her, sorry but I do. She seems to have no one who really cares, or maybe she needs psychiatric help stat!

676 days ago
28.

LK    

I THK CLEB'S OR ANY1 THAT IS ALWAYS BEING HUNTED DOWN BY THE PAP'S WLD GET ON UR NERVES & MAYB START MAKING U A BIT MAD IN THE HEAD
DON'T KNOW BUT I THK I'D START ACTING & BEING A LITTLE BIT PARANOID
U CAN ONLY PUSH PLS BUTTONS 4 SO LONG UNTIL THEY SNAP OR SOMETHG & NEVER COME BACK
LOOK @ BRIT U CAN C THAT'S STILL NOT OK IN HEAD
SHE SNAPPED & NEVER CAME BACK
MAYB THIS AMANDA GIRL MIGHT STILL HAVE A CHANCE OF A FULL RECOVERY
I CAN'T C THAT ANY OFF THIS PRESS IS DOING HER ANY GD ITS PROB JUST ADDING FUEL 2 THE FIRE

676 days ago
29.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

It appears she was shopping. TMZ calls it "wandering" to make it sound abnormal.

I'm really starting to believe this is just Amanda and "friends" making up junk to sell to TMZ. Page out of the Lohan/Speidi/Salahi book.

676 days ago
30.

janet    

tmz is trying to pit lohan agains bynes. Hopefully bynes will listen to the judge don't even think about getting behind a wheel. And not do a lohan 7-8 years now.

676 days ago
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