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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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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.

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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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Story developing ...

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166.

DogsRule    

SAD .. Where Is This Girl's Family??? She Needs Help ASAP!

424 days ago
167.

Lionnnnnesssss    

SERIOUSLY!! WTF is wrong with this girl?? And does she not have family to help get her straight??

424 days ago
168.

Bigmack10    

Someone's enabling her or whatev's.

424 days ago
169.

Tina    

Finally! I don't know why she wasn't hospitalized on a 5150 before this. I hope they can treat her.

424 days ago
170.

brad    

If Amanda is not just acting all crazy because of drugs like punk rocker Courtney Love she might be the next Francis Farmer.

Francis was an actress who made it big in Hollywood and then ended up spending half her life in an insane asylum.

Some of these child stars like Amanda just flat out self destruct. They can't handle being adults or something.

Kurt Cobain from "Nirvana" even did a song about Frances Farmer ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtAGthTm5d4

424 days ago
171.

Shaken not stirred    

Well, at least she is safe from herself, for now. Sad state of affairs....

424 days ago
172.

D-INCARNATION    

Hope the wigs ok

424 days ago
173.

NikonSteve    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J91ti_MpdHA

ill just leave this here.

424 days ago
174.

Shaken not stirred    

Well, at least she is safe from herself, for now. Sad state of affairs....

424 days ago
175.

andy    

Yeah, . . . lighting fires in the driveway rarely works out well, . . . especially if it's your neighbor's driveway!!!
TOTAL CHAOS . . .

424 days ago
176.

Mag    

about F'ING time!!!

424 days ago
177.

brothermouzone    

I WISH that girl would've tried this at my house I would've beat the **** out of her...

424 days ago
178.

lisalee    

wow remember her from drake and josh then her own show, big fat liar, so sad i do hope she gets the help she needs and can return to life as a normal person wow where is her family why does t have to reach to tht i think an i have said before hollywood has a way of affecting ppl once u are star but when the gigs arent coming on for u to act anymore then wht are u to do but fall in a deep depression but whtever the cause i do hope she gets the help she needs

424 days ago
179.

Quiet    

i cant believe i just saw the new prince baby the day after it was born with its mother and father. in tmz world i dot understand why kanye and kim couldnt do this as their baby was born june 15th

what a world we live in

424 days ago
180.

DeeMaree    

As I have said all along, this is a sick woman. Yes she smokes pot but she is attempting to shut up the voices. If shrinks let her go again, this is going to end badly. Hell it could end badly anyway. Very sad. Praying for Amanda and her parents.

424 days ago
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