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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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211.

ADR    

I love how if someone acts NUTs it means they're NUTs, which is untrue.

I strongly disagree with others when they state she is suffering from a mental health disorder. As a nurse myself and a patient that suffers from mental health disease, I understand what it takes in order to be assessed properly.

Police/Fire have a duty to put someone on a 5150 hold when they are a threat to themselves and/or to others. Does setting a fire on someone's driveway constitute as that? Yes! But once in the hospital it'll become apparent that she does not suffer from any thing other than narcissism! OR she is on some crazy drugs that will be out of her system (mostly, depending upon which drug she is on) when on a 72 hour hold.

Knocking her bong out the window isn't mental health issues... lying about it isn't mental health and dressing oddly does not necessarily mean she's suffering from anything... it brings up questions, yes!

I also read that she has undergone a psychiatric assessment before and doctor's did not find anything out of ordinary... But then again diseases have a funny way of progressing...

I guess we will find out in 3 days when she is released... maybe some rehab might be in order but still strongly believe she is sane... I may be wrong and I look forward to seeing if my assessment is correct or not :)

396 days ago
212.

jess    

i hope they don't blame her crazy on the weed

396 days ago
213.

TruthBeTold9    

Tmz will push and invade privacy until she dies.And then still talk bad about her.When they actually might be contributing to whats going on with her.You never know what makes people trip out.But I'm sure privacy invasion can be one.

396 days ago
214.

Norma Desomd    

This is very sad. I hope she gets the help she needs.

396 days ago
215.

kellie    

It's about ****ing time!

396 days ago
216.

livetxnet    

When she is released she should come over to my house. I do crazy!

396 days ago
217.

Mike Hunt    

She looks like Octo-mom now. Gross.

396 days ago
218.

scrappy    

Am I as bat Sh*t crazy as she is or does anyone else see a face in the bottom burn mark?!

396 days ago
219.

Iharttmz    

Hopefully she will get the help she needs. Her parents can take over conservatorship now and she'll get back to normal like Britney.

396 days ago
220.

J.E.B.    

Put her in a rubber room and WELD that door shut!

396 days ago
221.

Yes    

There's nothing funny about mental illness

396 days ago
222.

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After 5150 involuntary 72-hour hold, a person can be held an additional 14 days.
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A bedside hearing is conducted to make the determination.

396 days ago
223.

TAMMY BAMRICK    

AMANDA BYNES IS A MESS! WHAT CONCERNS ME IS THAT SHE JUST GOT A NEW DOG. I WORRY ABOUT THE PUP. IS SOMEONE TAKING THE DOG, I HOPE.

396 days ago
224.

Matt1701c    

Finally, this needed to be done eventually. This might nudge her to do something better with her life. But she might not.

396 days ago
225.

kenblazed    

Finally.. maybe she'll get some help

396 days ago
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