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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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1.

Rusty Shackleford    

hahahaa.
wonder how "ugly" she looks in a straightjacket?

425 days ago
2.

Grandma Cracker    

Finally!

425 days ago
3.

I'll Never Tell    

FINALLY! I just hope they get her some help.

425 days ago
4.

Kemosabe    

It's about time! This girl is nuts hopefully she'll remain on 5150 hold for a long time..

425 days ago
5.

Azi    

Upon their arrival, Amanda asked, " Did you bring the marshmallows ?"

425 days ago
6.

TheTruth    

Sick girl needs some help obviously.

425 days ago
7.

Sharon Garcia    

I sure wish someone would help this poor girl... going going gone... wow she'll end up dead if her family or friends don't step in and stop her crazy behavior

425 days ago
8.

Pudding Tang    

She's been playing with fire for quite a while now.

425 days ago
9.

The Real JJ    

It was only a matter of time.

425 days ago
10.

sammi    

She has no idea what she is doing. Where is her family and Hollywood.....

425 days ago
11.

cujothedog    

It was inevitable - hopefully she can now get the help she so obviously desperately needs! She needs to leave the howling at the moon to us big dogs...

425 days ago
12.

wildwanders    

Hope the facility's able to get her back on track!

425 days ago
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Stephanie    

Maybe someone can help this train wreck out. 5 mins with a therapist should be all it takes to diagnose her. Although I'm sure this will be a lil vaca for her then right back to crazy town. Shame. Guess we'll wait til she actually hurts herself or someone else before she gets real help.

425 days ago
14.

STFUP    

It's ABOUT TIME! She was also just accused of being drunk & trespassing at a retirement community in Thousand Oaks.

425 days ago
15.

Cee    

Very sad. I hope she gets the help she so clearly needs.

425 days ago
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