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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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Choose Laughter    

Track down the dog, but don't give it back!

372 days ago
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th3j4ckl3    

Got yer back Jack! Bitchez be crazy!

372 days ago
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braintrain    

Apparently everyone who comments on here is a doctor. this is becoming too high brow for me.

372 days ago
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Morticia Cowghoul    

I sure hope they track that little critter down and get him a good home.

372 days ago
20.

Ann    

Hey, here's an idea. How about leaving this girl alone?

372 days ago
21.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

WTF with letting this obviously psychotic woman wander around for weeks. She was a danger to herself, others, and animals! Playing with gasoline, it's a wonder she didn't self-immolate herself ... and her little dog too. She was followed all over the place by paps do***enting her break with reality so why was there not one person who intervened? That in itself is freaking insane.

372 days ago
22.

Rail Runner    

The Bitch is Looney Fricken Tunes !

372 days ago
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wildwanders    

My heart's breaking for her and her dog now. Yeah, it was ****ed up and sort of entertaining, but now it's just hearbreaking. This is too much like that moment when Britney was obviously ****ed up, or when Mariah lost it. She'll be in my thoughts!

372 days ago
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Anoid    

this girl obviously has a problem and for those who can only resort to name calling are just as ill. mental illness can happen to anyone at any stage in life. I do hope her dog is ok though!

372 days ago
25.

Hankster    

This was the last straw .. she is never going to be the same, it's never good to see someone hit rock bottom like this... but, hey ! She is showcasing this freak show for all us to see. Mental illness or drugs.. your call? she needs to talk to Britney.. now thats a comeback.

372 days ago
26.

melbrooks    

I need to know the dog is ok. Tmz, please?

372 days ago
27.

chefadam    

Hot dog?

372 days ago
28.

mickey    

please report on what happened to her dog.

372 days ago
29.

Lina    

After this latest incident, I'm sure that the primary issue is mental illness, although self-medicating with drugs might exist, on top of that. I sure hope her parents get conservatorship.

I have to wonder, and I'm no expert, but doesn't schizophrenia often manifest in early adulthood? We're seeing what is possibly the peak of her antics, now, but it could have been brewing since a few years back.

372 days ago
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Andyconda#LITTLESTAR    

I feel sorry for her and the pooch..that dog seemed to be her only friend..hope they dont add animal cruelty to the charges...those rappers dont give a crap about her..

372 days ago
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