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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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Fortunately, this happened in California. Her parents have a greater chance at helping her vs. New York.
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Now California has jurisdiction over her.

UCLA Medical Center seems to have advanced care in psychiatry.

457 days ago
227.

beth    

This crazy b*tch needs to be locked up before she hurts or kills somebody. Her parents have more than enough proof to take over things for a while!

457 days ago
228.

bill    

who caress

457 days ago
229.

Uncle Rufus    

I hope NOW she gets the HELP she apparently needs.

457 days ago
230.

sca    

Today is a great day... not because Amanda may be in trouble, but because hopefully she will get the help she needs! Amanda is a beautiful girl and has some real talent. All the attention she's been getting stems from someone who is suffering mental issues IMO, not like Lohan who is an pathetic human being, who uses people, acting like a self entitled brat.

I am on team Amanda, and look forward to a positive and happy life for her!

457 days ago
231.

bobjet47    

Looks like a bad trip that went wrong. When you start to have behaviors that are likely caused by Schizophrenia, then it is maybe too late in terms of her mental health. She could be institutionalized for a while

457 days ago
232.

Diane     

Amanda: "Some nice guys in white coats just gave me some candy and a jacket that makes me 'hug myself;! This is so awesome-ly rad!"
Ah, just give her some drugs and a bottle and let her make her own decision about where to spend eternity.

457 days ago
233.

babyboy    

Maybe she can get some help....

457 days ago
234.

Kathi Lagras    

Doesn't matter how much money you have it went beyond her head she needs professional help

457 days ago
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Isabel medina94@yahoo.com    

It is obvious, that this young girl is not well. She is in need of medical attention I thank God that someone call 911 last night. My prayers are with her and family....

457 days ago
236.

Jc    

I appreciate the opinions and daily gossip, that entertains the hell out of me each day. However, other then the lawyers the staff should reserve their personal comments. For example today Amanda Bynes, that thin blonde chick changed the focus from the person Amanda to the dog. WOW! I love my dogs as much as the next person, I feed them every day and will take them to the vet. However, her comments will not cause the dog to consider suiced. however, those same comments do run the possibility of causing a living cognitative person to consider suiceide. Please folks be responsible with your words!!!!!

457 days ago
237.

pattycakes not to be confused with pattycake    

Am I the only person that feels really bad for this little old lady whose never going to feel safe again as a result of this? Older people don't deal well with this kind of cr@p. She's always going to be checking the property now, living in fear. This girl committed a felony. She needs psychiatric help. She needs a body guard if they let her out. She is potentially dangerous. I pray she gets help.

457 days ago
238.

TonyD    

She needs to be commtted.. where are her parents?...

457 days ago
239.

Mike    

Amanda has apparently declared war on the elderly. I am going to guess that she feels that they're ugly, since that seems to be her thing these days.

457 days ago
240.

Questdelsangraal    

Finally she is where she belongs.
Hope they can treat her mental health issues.

457 days ago
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