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Amanda Bynes


Actress Scrambled to Rinse Pet After Driveway Fire

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

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.

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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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.

266 days ago


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.

266 days ago


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

266 days ago


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

266 days ago

Straight Talkin Texan    

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

266 days ago


This is one troubled girl. She does need help.

266 days ago


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.

266 days ago

_][ 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?

266 days ago


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.

266 days ago


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.

266 days ago


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

266 days ago


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

265 days ago


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

265 days ago

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).

265 days ago

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).

265 days ago
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