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Amanda Bynes


On 5150 Hold

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

8:35 AM PT
-- 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.

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.

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.

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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Actually a 5150 DOESN'T mean they can only hold her for 72 hours it means they have that long to decide whether to a) release her b) ask her to sign in voluntarily c) extend her hold to a 5250 which is a 14 day hold. With a 5250 they hold a hearing within the hospital after 3 days. After that expires the doctor could ask for a 30day hold.

If you think b) sounds unlikely often a provider will offer it to a patient in lieu of a 14 day 5250. A classic choice no choice situation.

421 days ago


Where are this girls parents?

421 days ago


Amanda Bynes Is Bipolar. Glad she's in a 5150 hold, she;ll probably be in there longer. She needs a good psychiatrist , good medication and lots of therapy. I hope she gets it. She's mentally ill right now. All the haters should hold their breath and thank god there not ill. It's not her fault. It's her brain. Very common in the mental illness field.

421 days ago



421 days ago


Amanda Bynes is now considered a criminally insane pyromaniac.

421 days ago


Sounds to me like she's got nothing else going on and is deliberately doing "crazy" stuff. All of it is whacky but safe. Maybe had she set herself on fire I might believe.

421 days ago


lindsey is so jealous.. future porn actors not stars just ask farrah the camel butt

421 days ago


It's about time! I don't personally care what she does to herself but she's going to end up hurting others if she continues unchecked.

421 days ago


I wouldn't be surprised at all if she's running around butt naked screaming and being violent. Maybe there are too many ugly people there or something and she just can't handle it.

I suspect the doctors will have to give her shots of thorazine or whatever like on that TV show "American Horror Story: Asylum".

421 days ago


Yeah, I think she is a danger to herself and others. This wasn't some weed smoking in her private apartment or talking smack on Twitter. This was at least destruction of private property of not arson. She or someone else could have been hurt. The judge and doctors better take this seriously.

421 days ago

Donka Do Ball    

After lighting the bonfire, did she have her shirt over her head, screaming about being "The Great Cornholio" and needing "T.P. for her Bung-Hole" ?

421 days ago


Ridiculous. This b!tch is completely insane. Can't believe I wanted to f*** this chick back when I was in jr high/high school.

421 days ago


If somebody does not get a hold on this situation somebody is not going to care about this woman's mental condition and they are going to hurt her. She is going to say, or do the wrong thing to the wrong person and she is going to get hurt. If she is not on drugs then she does have mental issues. I would hate to hear that somebody hurt this woman and it could have been prevented. Something is wrong with her and people close to her aren't telling what it is.

421 days ago

Bigge S    

Thats so sad, someone please help her, poor little girl!

421 days ago


Jonathan Brandis was in Ladybugs and died at 27, Amanda Bynes was in She's The Man and is 27. Just sayin....

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