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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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16.

shellinclark    

While some of you are going to be a $$ holes and make rude comments, I feel sorry for her and hope she gets the mental help she needs. She was a decent actress and very pretty girl once. Good luck Amanda

426 days ago
17.

jdub    

Well this was a long time coming... Hopefully this helps, because homegirl was on a serious downward spiral.

426 days ago
18.

From my mind    

It only happens to those with $$$

426 days ago
19.

Spunky Funk    

I'd love to hear what her answers were! LOL
Cuckoooooooooooooo

426 days ago
20.

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426 days ago
21.

Laura    

If her parents don't step in now, then they should be ashamed. Get this poor girl help.

426 days ago
22.

melanielanderson@live.com    

This chick isn't crazy she's just doing all this to stay in the spotlight just like that whore Farrah Abham!!! Aren't there 15 minutes up already?

426 days ago
23.

beef    

Finally going to get a diagnosis! bi-polar cray cray

426 days ago
24.

Curly    

This is just like Robert Downey Junior and I hope she gets treatment for her mental illness until it is under control. Not sad she has it because many do, but sad it's not being treated. She is a young, beautiful girl who needs to get help. For so many people who are mentally ill, it should have been diagnosed when they were children. Sadly, it is not treated soon enough and so many live with it untreated for way too long. Good luck to her and her family. Many prayers for all of you.

426 days ago
25.

STFUP    

TMZ, why do you keep using photos of her that are YEARS old!? She doesn't look anywhere near that 'normal' these days.

426 days ago
26.

all about the money    

Wow in LA less than 24 hours and already in the psych ward. Hopefully they can figure out what her story is within the 72 hours and maybe start to help her.

426 days ago
27.

Mikey    

Now you can't go camping without being thrown in a mental hospital?

426 days ago
28.

Quiet    

finally
with all her ugly name calling

426 days ago
29.

Virtual Insanity    

Good call, police. I hope she gets a diagnosis and solid long-term treatment.

426 days ago
30.

ticallion    

This was inevitable. Glad nobody got hurt.

426 days ago
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