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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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166.

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.

270 days ago
167.

wc    

"Accidentally" drenched her dog w/ gasoline.. uh.......huuuuh,,,,

270 days ago
168.

Lucee    

Time to drop this nutcase into a shell and leave her there...before she really hurts another living being.

270 days ago
169.

ken    

Hey Harvey, I watched your "episode" tonight and it made me yell at the TV. I will never watch ur show again. Ur anchors are so stupid. The only one who saved the show was Max. You need to fire ur corespondents or hang them. ****ing Retards. Thanks for your time. See you on peoples court. blah blah blah......

270 days ago
170.

kgg    

This kind of behavior doesn't really seem like a substance abuse problem to me. Schizophrenia - absolutely. Either way, I hope she gets help and soon.

269 days ago
171.

Johnbrnc    

At least she still has care and compassion for her little Pom. This is so incredibly sad and obviously she is very sick. Get this poor woman out of the spot light and get her some care!

269 days ago
172.

jhr459    

Everyone is saying that Amanda is crazy and I have to agree that something significant is going on inside her mind. However, so many are saying it as a pejorative, when this girl really needs help. I feel so sorry for her and everyone needs to step back and give her a chance to get better and it looks like that is about to happen for her.

268 days ago
173.

BEBrown    

Amanda's parents need to get her checked out by a doctor to see if she has a brain tumor.

268 days ago
174.

Coco    

Shame on all of you! This woman is obviously mentally ill. I hope she gets the help she needs. TMZ, have a heart and leave this girl alone!

267 days ago
175.

JohnnyD    

Who gives a **** about her!? What about the poor little dog?! I'll bet you Lindsey Lohan is relieved that the press is taking the spotlight off of her and focusing more on Amanda right now! Bitch NEEDS help. She's a danger to herself & society! (and animals too). :-D

266 days ago
176.

TO    

That's the liquor store I go to by my house lol.

266 days ago
177.

S    

Hopefully TPB removed the dog from her care, and did him/her.

259 days ago
178.

allieb    

IMPOSSIBLE. YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE A BRAIN TO HAVE ONE OF THOSE

258 days ago
179.

jalen wilkerson     

Go ahead and thumbs me down for this but are you people really more concerned about the dog rather than Amanda? It is a ****ing dog. This is a girl who is obviously struggling with a mental disorder and needs by kind of positive reinforcement but no instead you guys are worried about the damn dog and offering support for an animal that will never in any possible situation give a **** nor be able to hear your sounds of pity and plea.

242 days ago
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