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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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76.

I Can't With You People    

Why won't she just kill herself already. I'm tired of this melodrama!

401 days ago
77.

LI_Mom    

Amanda's parents tried to get her help but since she is legally adult their hands were tied by the laws. Sadly unless she was a danger to herself or other people, she is legally entitled to be 'crazy' or 'stupid.'

Starting a fire on somebody's property is enough for someone to finally say, 'she is a danger to others' & now she can be held for a psych evaluation.

I'm sure her parents will step back in again now that she has crossed this line. Hopefully the judge will help this family before it is too late to save this young woman's life.

I wonder if Amanda's parents have spoken with Britney's parents & Britney herself to get advice from them as they were in the same terrible situation & had a happy ending.

Amanda's behavior isn't funny... it's sad & embarrassing for her family & the people she is targeting.

401 days ago
78.

Donka Do Ball    

Oh man, I'll bet she's a wild lay about now, in the throes of a total manic meltdown.

401 days ago
79.

CicadaDiva    

What is going ON with this girl?

401 days ago
80.

Bob    

Check this out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99xsqxzJnXs

401 days ago
81.

Maria    

Hopefully they can now figure out and prove what everyone else knows... this girl is nuts!!!

401 days ago
82.

Sarah    

Whats sad is that it had to a call from a random person to get her help and not her own family. Sorry but her parents are disgraceful! No way would I let my child go downhill like she has and not do a thing about it. Their apparent excuses where because they can't legally get control of her life, OK maybe that's true but they could of done other things to get her the help she needs. Its like they completely wiped their hands of her. Anyway I hope she gets the help she needs. I thought that some of her behaviour was just attention seeking but obviously not.

401 days ago
83.

Jay     

Very sad

Too much fame, too much money, way too soon and too much free time

To all you flaming posters " But for the grace of God........"

Some compassion please!

401 days ago
84.

john johnson    

its such a sad story to a ill individual. but yet there were people on here that thought nothing was wrong with her. its a shame that without help, she will get much, much worst. she was once a great talent, i still love those shows from back in the day. wake up people, mental illness is very serious, and a lot of folks underestimate its potential.healthcare in all categories is important.

401 days ago
85.

delia    

When you start setting fire to your clothes in a stranger's driveway then I think it is safe to say you are now a danger to yourself and others.

401 days ago
86.

_Taterman    

I do not think this girl has any friends than her Twitter followers. But then again, 2+ million of those only follow her to see what crazy thing she post next.

401 days ago
87.

StuckUpWhiteTrash    

IF I DON'T LIGHT A FIRE IN YOUR DRIVEWAY THEN YOU'RE UGLY.
OMG i just love her so much! #FREEAMANDA

401 days ago
88.

defyconvention    

Throw away the f-ing KEY!

401 days ago
89.

Jessica     

holy christ it's about time. Drug test her while you are at it, or better yet, just wait it out.. I'm sure she will start ticking and itching for something and you can see her true colors and how she "isn't" addicted to any drugs

401 days ago
90.

FUTMZ    

Amanda's winning, Linds. Don't let her upstage you!
Assault a staff member!! Raid the drug dispensary!!
Don't let Amanda steal your spotlight!! She's a "nobody"!!! You're a "STAR"!!!!!

401 days ago
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