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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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350 COMMENTS

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181.

taz    

Good for L.A.P.D ! At least now she can get evaluated and maybe into treatment. She was going to end up dead or hurting someone.

396 days ago
182.

Dina    

Where is her dog?

396 days ago
183.

brad    

I bet most of Amanda's problems are caused by the freakin DRUGS (street drugs AND presciption drugs) she's been putting into her body. People don't realize that doing drugs ALL the time for YEARS can in fact make you mentally ill ... especially the heavy drugs like crack, meth, LSD, ecstasy, bath salts, etc.

This old movie from 1936 called "Reefer Madness" DOES have some truth in it. If you come from a family with some mental illness in it, doing lots of drugs might turn a fairly normal person like Amanda into a crazy lady.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbjHOBJzhb0

396 days ago
184.

connie    

Sadly, it almost seems like she's showing signs of schizophrenia which can show up at her age.Where are her parents??? Unless she's on very severe drugs, she may have a mental illness that she could be treated for.The earlier, the better.

396 days ago
185.

Jax    

It's amazing that the Police had to be the one to finally do this. Where is her freakin family? The girl is clearly Mentally ill. It's ridiculous for this to go on as long as it has.

396 days ago
186.

frogeleita    

That wasn't Amanda Bynes it was her look alike...
The old lady was ugly
the look alike was ugly
no the old lady was pretty
the look alike was pretty
no they are ugly
drake is gorgeous

396 days ago
187.

WTF    

Somebody please, please help this girl.

396 days ago
188.

Marcus    

I'm glad for her that this happened. She really needed to be assessed by medical professionals.

396 days ago
189.

e33    

looks like a blonde octomom lil-kim mix.

396 days ago
190.

EmmaL27    

TO THE PADDED ROOM!

396 days ago
191.

Joe Blowe    

"Adult onset schizophrenia" (google it)

396 days ago
192.

Andreinac13    

I hope she gets all the help she can get. She needs a lot of it!

396 days ago
193.

manbearpig    

people- this is all just an act. she knows she can't get any more work so she is trying to stay in the spotlight anyway possible.

396 days ago
194.

truetrue    

hope this helps her!

396 days ago
195.

hitman_4hire    

Give her a Lobotomy!!

396 days ago
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