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Amanda Bynes

My Bong Was 'Just a Vase'

5/24/2013 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Amanda Bynes
is back on the streets ... the judge released her on her own recognizance moments ago in NYC -- after she offered a hysterical excuse to cops for her alleged bong-tossing arrest.

According to cops, Amanda told them what she threw out the window last night was "just a vase." The official complaint was read in court.


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Prosecutors requested Bynes be held in lieu of $1,000 bail. The judge instead chose to let her go without bail ... but gave her a stern warning that if she missed her court date in July an arrest warrant would be issued. 

Amanda was escorted out of court by an officer ... and left, on her own, in a taxicab.

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9:30 AM PT --
Amanda has been formally charged with attempted evidence tampering, reckless endangerment and marijuana possession.

8:52 AM PT --
TMZ obtained the criminal complaint from the incident ... which says a man in Amanda's building told cops he witnessed the actress smoking a joint in the first floor lobby.

The report says an officer went to Amanda's room ... and saw a bong on the kitchen counter.

According to the report, the cop -- wearing a "full police uniform" -- asked Amanda about the bong ... and that's when the actress flipped out.

Here's the cop's narrative -- "I observed [Amanda] grab said bong, run to the westbound-facing window, and throw it out the window where numerous pedestrians were walking on the 8 Avenue and West 47 Street sidewalks below."

Bynes was immediately arrested for reckless endangerment, possession of weed and tampering with evidence.

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DTD    

Ya sure it was. Then why throw it out the window? You didnt like it anymore?

432 days ago
17.

Lindsay Lohan's Drug Dealer    

Celebrity justice. Next week on TMZ: A photo of her shopping for a new 'vase'.

432 days ago
18.

L♥ve     

Hello Ma it is a lamp! and this is where you turn it on at

432 days ago
19.

KayQ    

I wonder how long till she starts her twitter rant about the arrest?

432 days ago
20.

James R. - Los Angeles    

Bynes is on the fast track of becoming the new Lindsay Logan, which means she's TMZ newest cash cow.

432 days ago
21.

STFUP    

And the pot itself? It's just oregano! lol

432 days ago
22.

STFUP    

Well, we needed someone fill the 'crazy' void left by Lohan being in rehab (until she tries to sneak out). lol

432 days ago
23.

Loeb    

Because throwing a vase out a window is completely normal compared to throwing a bong....She needs help!

432 days ago
24.

Leopold butters Stotch     

She chews nails and punches walls.

432 days ago
25.

Bubbles The Chimp    

If she wants to smoke a banana, I have one.

432 days ago
26.

Andyconda#LITTLESTAR    

It was the black kids vase

432 days ago
27.

Fifty Shades of WTF    

Dear Amanda,
Thanks for taking over the helm of the CRAZY TRAIN.
Peace Out,
LiLo

432 days ago
28.

Dobby    

WHERE the hell are her parents? Obviously there's something else besides weed going on with her. At this age it could be schizophrenia and she could be self medicating. I notice they were right there when she was making millions of bucks, but now that things aren't going so well, no one is around. Sometimes even if a family member says they don't want you in their life, you show up. It's what you do. It may not be pleasant, but she needs some guidance, some one to watch over her, and if it's not fun, well guess what, you sponged off of her when she was young, so now it's YOUR turn to step up. Be a PARENT.

432 days ago
29.

buzz kill    

Must have been stoned if she threw a flower vase out the window. So, where did it land?

432 days ago
30.

Sylveon     

This girl is even more annoying than Farrah Abraham and Kim K.

432 days ago
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