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Amanda Bynes

Hospitalized

On 5150 Hold

7/23/2013 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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-- TMZ just spoke to the woman whose driveway Amanda built the fire on, and she tells us, she had no idea what was going on until cops knocked on her front door. She says cops asked her, "Do you know anyone by the name of Amanda Bynes, or why she would have some vendetta against you?" She said no ... not surprising because the woman is elderly.

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Cops then described to her that there was a young lady in her driveway, who had lit a fire and was carrying a little red gas tank. The homeowner says cops told her Amanda had burned part of her clothing.

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Amanda Bynes
is currently hospitalized on a 5150 hold ... after starting a small fire in the driveway of some random person's house Monday night, TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us, the fire department responded to the home in Thousand Oaks, CA around 9 PM -- near where Amanda was just accused of trespassing -- after someone noticed the small blaze in the driveway. The sheriff's department was subsequently called when Amanda was found standing near the campfire.

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When sheriff's deputies arrived, they questioned Amanda about what she was doing, and why she was doing it -- and based on her answers, they determined she needed to be hospitalized on a 5150 hold. Translation: her answers were really wacky.

A 5150 hold is an involuntary hospitalization for mental evaluation. Amanda can only be held for 72 hours though.

Britney Spears was famously taken in on a 5150 in 2008 during her pre-conservatorship period.

And just to give you an idea of what Amanda looked like yesterday, these photos were taken at Bloomingdales in Santa Monica just hours before the hospitalization ... around 5 PM.

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350 COMMENTS

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136.

andreabaklava    

So now you're "crazy" if you start driveway fires? Well then lock me up!

400 days ago
137.

alia    

Thank God! The poor girl needs help instead of being made fun of....she obviously has mental issues!

400 days ago
138.

Sunset    

Finally! I hope her parents try to get a conservatorship now that she is on the 5150 hold. That is what Britney Spears parents did so there is no reason Amanda's parents can't do the same thing. Amanda's behavior is equally as crazy as Britney's was.

400 days ago
139.

marlee5574    

The parents need to move quickly and get her help. It might be the best chance to do it for her.

400 days ago
140.

darkhorse91    

Good. Hopefully someone will help her out.

400 days ago
141.

meme    

I'm happy she's being held in a psych ward. My guess is she's schizophrenic, sad.

400 days ago
142.

Hollywierd_gurl    

I really hope she gets the help she needs...this has been a long time coming. Hoping the best for her.

400 days ago
143.

AnabelleWhitepaws    

When'd she get in L.A.? Also... GOOD! This young lady CLEARLY needs professional help... not enablers. Another thing... who in the he!! let her on a plane??? I wouldn't been scared sh!tless!

400 days ago
144.

Cj    

Her mind control programming is failing. Don't worry, they'll brain wash her back to her old controlled self just like they did with Britney

400 days ago
145.

Christina    

They can hold her for longer than 72 hours. This is just a 5150 eval and they can actually summons the court to hold her for up to a year until they feel she is getting proper treatment and making progress. She has mental problems... no doubt

400 days ago
146.

brad    

I bet Amanda was stoned out of her mind on drugs when she was arrested.

She might have been tripping on LSD or some of those super insane designer drugs like "bath salts". Who knows what she's been putting into her body.

Maybe the psych hospital can give her a blood test and then leak the results to the paps. She's always lying about drugs. Now the public can call her on her BS about drugs when she denies it in the future.

400 days ago
147.

Spunky Funk    

Her parents and her family obviously don't give sht about her. People who think they do are idiotic.

400 days ago
148.

Hell If I Know    

This poor girl. Mental illness is not a joke. Do you really belive Amanda wants to live this way? Don't you think she would rather be living a productive life, working, dating, getting married and having children instead of flying around town barefooted, wearing a fright wig and setting fires?

400 days ago
149.

smileandshine    

That girl must have been high on drugs

400 days ago
150.

Leopold butters Stotch     

This is what Hollywood does to former child actors. She just needs to settle in to regular life find a 9-5 like regular folks.

400 days ago
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