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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.

252 COMMENTS

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151.

KLB    

Now is not the time to make fun of Amanda Bynes. She is hopefully getting the help she needs. Mental illness is a very serious situation and making fun of anyone who may be suffering from it throws us back 20 years.

402 days ago
152.

Prettybutdeadly    

I remember when she had her own show and was all cute and stuff now she's this she is like Miley Cyrus

402 days ago
153.

Richard    

Seriously, this girl needs to be commited, and soon.

402 days ago
154.

Straight Talkin Texan    

Poor dog. I hope its okay. She is off her rocker.

402 days ago
155.

bill    

This is one troubled girl. She does need help.

402 days ago
156.

Anne    

Whoever sold her that dog should be kicked out of the business. Any Google search would have let them know that she is NOT a candidate to provide a safe environment and care for a puppy!! TMZ, use your gumshoes to find out who that breeder/pet store is. They need to be outed. My guess is that poor dog came from a greedy pet store that buys from puppy mills.

402 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

The most logical reason why she doesn't use the hose at the nearest house to hose down that damn ankle biter is because there are NO CAMERA'S there dummies. How is she going to appear on the news or tabloids if there are no camera's there where people can retrieve the footage for a nominal fee?

402 days ago
158.

mickey    

thanks, TMZ, for finding out about the dog and reporting about it.
her parents now have someone nicer to take care of than amanda. anyway, glad the dog is safe.

402 days ago
159.

carmen    

her parents should have stepped in a long time ago. thank GOD she didn't hurt the dog, her self, or a neighbor. Thank GOD someone is going to help her. She's such a talented young lady.

402 days ago
160.

backfire    

Which is it...her parents have the dog or the dog can't be tracked down?

402 days ago
161.

tellmeaboutit     

Good news that the dog is ok. Hope he gets a new (sane) owner before she torches him.

402 days ago
162.

candles    

Shes 10 miles outside the town of Crazy. At least now she's getting the help that she so desperately needs.

402 days ago
163.

Jean-Pierre Rabil    

Some mammals who commented here are really mean... No wonder why our world is full of ****!
Even after her ordeal, she took care of her dog..
She has more heart than some of you people...

Jean-Pierre Rabil (@JeanPierreRabil).

402 days ago
164.

Jean-Pierre Rabil    

Some mammals who commented here are really mean... No wonder our world is full of ****!
Even after her ordeal, she took care of her dog..
She has more heart than some of you people...

Jean-Pierre Rabil (@JeanPierreRabil).

402 days ago
165.

Linda    

How do you accidentally douse your dog with gasoline? She was on her way to becoming a decent actress now she is just a mess like Lindsey Lohan. They both need to be institutionalized.

402 days ago
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