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Amanda Bynes

DOG SOAKED IN GASOLINE

Actress Scrambled to Rinse Pet After Driveway Fire

7/24/2013 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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7:18 AM PT -- THE DOG IS SAFE!!!!! Law enforcement officials tell TMZ ... Amanda's dog was claimed by her parents after she was placed on a 5150 hold.

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Amanda Bynes
accidentally drenched her pet Pomeranian with gasoline while building a fire in a residential neighborhood ... then raced to a nearby liquor store to clean the pooch ... and TMZ has the bizarre footage.

The surveillance video -- taken inside the liquor store -- begins minutes after Bynes allegedly used a canister of gasoline to fuel a fire outside a random elderly woman's home in Thousand Oaks, CA around 8:38 PM on Monday night.

At 8:39 PM ... Bynes can be seen bursting into the liquor store and darting straight for a restricted  "employees only" area -- while holding the dog in her outstretched arms.

The cashier -- sensing something was wrong -- rushed out from behind the register and chased after Bynes to see what she was doing.

TMZ spoke to the owner of the store who tells us ... the cashier detected a strong odor of gasoline and observed Bynes attempting to rinse off the dog in a sink in the back area.

We're told ... as soon as the cashier confronted Bynes, she "freaked out" and left the store without further incident.

Moments later, cops located Amanda and placed her on a 5150 psychiatric hold believing she could pose a danger to herself and/or others.

As for the dog, it's current whereabouts are unknown ... but we're trying to track it down.

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nosey    

What happened to the dog? C'mon TMZ. I checked your site for the info. Don't let me down.

425 days ago
137.

ogates    

Some undiagnosed mental illness--schizophrenia maybe..

425 days ago
138.

nosey    

Thanks for the update on the dog!

425 days ago
139.

pkjones    

That is NOT HER!!!! That is someone Perez Hilton hired to put on a bad wig and look like her!! Right??? oh, oops......

425 days ago
140.

CANDICE_L    

How on earth does TMZ get the security camera footage from a liquor store?? Is nothing private anymore. I guess everyone has a price for a few hundred bucks.

425 days ago
141.

karen    

the comments here are so outrageous! did u stop to think that maybe she has a medical condition or that maybe she is bipolar! there are obvious signs that she is not the same woman we saw if u watched any of her movies. I have being that I have kids who watched her. wait and see what they diagnose her with before u judge!

425 days ago
142.

bussted42    

I hope she gets help she should be enjoying her life and having fun after working hard all her young years, trying to figure out what else she should be doing. Not having all this drama.

425 days ago
143.

carmen    

Poor baby whats wrong with her feel so bad for her, it seems shes crying out for help!!!! where the hell and what is her parents doing to help her???

425 days ago
144.

lee    

Why was she starting a fire in a residential neighborhood in the first place? ASPCA should remove this poor dig and any others she has!

425 days ago
145.

O.Sheila    

Stop wasting your time on this piece of TRASH not worth it!!!!

425 days ago
146.

NoName    

Uhmmm, I'm pretty sure that it's next to impossible to "accidently" drench your dog in gasoline - throw the bitch in jail for animal cruelty - sorry, I have NO sympathy for spoiled rotten rich brats that act out their insanity by abusing animals.

425 days ago
147.

Anna    

If this isn't for publicity, I think she may have a serious mental illness. Hope she gets help!

425 days ago
148.

Sandra     

Needs intense Psychiatric treatment before she kills herself or someone else!!!!

425 days ago
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Faunmax    

Shame on everyone. The girl is sick and needs help but instead of getting it everyone from the news to blogs keeps reporting and making fun of her. Shame on her friends and family for not getting her into treatment sooner. I hope she gets the help she needs, if it is schizophrenia she has a long road to travel, and by the way her dog is fine, it's with her parents.

425 days ago
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jmesbabes    

Dealing w/ someone who is bipolar or any other kind of mental illness is not as easy as u many of u think. Her parents have tried, thank god she is finally in good hands where she belongs. Being of age, there is not much her family could do if she didn't want help. Now she has to accept & run w/ the help!! Let's hope.

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