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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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358 COMMENTS

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121.

Paparazzis    

Its about time!!!

http://www.thepaparazzis.com/

355 days ago
122.

Lucky_130    

Celebrities are getting crazier and crazier, and then there is Amanda

355 days ago
123.

Tiffany     

I doubt she's scared to be in there, she fits right in lol.

355 days ago
124.

brad    

So predictable that this was going to happen. It was just a matter of time.

I think Amanda has been doing tons of heavy drugs like cocaine, ecstasy, meth, pot, oxy and who knows what else for years and years ... then she simply lies about it.

She's probably got DAIN BRAMAGE. I wouldn't be surprised if Amanda burns through the rest of her money and she's spotted in 5-10 years with Lindsay Lohan pushing a grocery cart around like those "bag ladies" on skid row.

355 days ago
125.

Mr. Velvet    

I hope nobody at the hospital slaps her in the vag.

355 days ago
126.

angaface    

where is this girls parents?????she clearly needs help.. she is wAAy past attention

355 days ago
127.

Vicky    

Mental illness is nothing to laugh about. I hope she gets the help she needs.

355 days ago
128.

Nimah    

She'll be out soon and back to telling us all how crazy and ugly we are. She's nuts, but not nutsy enough to be considered mentally ill.

355 days ago
129.

Rosezena    

Poor girl needs help.. I hope she finds herself! I used to love watching the Amanda show... <3

355 days ago
130.

STFUP    

B~~ch be crazy!

355 days ago
131.

jason    

WHERE THE HELL ARE HER PARENTS AND FAMILY!!?? Seriously do they not give a chit about her i assume she made them a small fortune in her youth.

355 days ago
132.

Lee    

So this is what it took to get her to see mental health professionals. She is lucky she did not injury anyone or herself. It's sad the entire world could see this woman in a sick state and no one could do anything to help her. She has no choice in the matter now. If she is released and hurts someone for real, the state of California will have to explain why she was let go.

355 days ago
133.

Patrick    

The question is, who loves this girl enough to get her some help instead of laughing at her.

355 days ago
134.

Robert Sparks    

This sad I hope she gets the help she needs and before she harms someone

355 days ago
135.

Canadasux    

....FINALLY!

355 days ago
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