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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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91.

Jamey Hunter    

She needs to be checked for a brain tumor. This type of outlandish behavior could be a tumor and not just the result of crazy.

394 days ago
92.

Michelle17    

I wish he would have let her rinse off the dog.

394 days ago
93.

Loraleigh    

This whole situation is just sad. Hey Mom and Dad, she was in your neighborhood for a reason! Help your kid, I am sure you enjoyed the cash she brought home in her childhood.

394 days ago
94.

Mike    

Amanda probably has a few million left from her acting career. Crazy woman with millions. Not good.

What is strange is how normal she seemed just a few years ago when she did the hit movie "Easy A" with Emma Stone. I wonder what Emma thinks about Amanda these days.

I bet drugs really did fry her brains. She once tweeted about doing "magic mushrooms" that makes you hallucinate. Who knows what that stuff can do to some people.

394 days ago
95.

get real    

OMG. This Poor thing is NUTS!

394 days ago
96.

Mike    

Hard to believe that the Amanda of 2013 is the same person she was back in 2007.

She seems fine in this 2007 interview. Either that or she's been nuts for a long time and she's simply good at putting on an act. She's been an actress since she was a little kid you know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpVHQnIvTXo

394 days ago
97.

lgwelsh1    

They are not going to send her to jail. She clearly has mental problems, more than likely she doesn't even remember what took place, or the reason she is even in the 5150 ward to begin with.

394 days ago
98.

DLJ    

In her head, It's all Drake's fault I'm sure..

394 days ago
99.

kelley    

Sounds to me like she is bi polar !! Better get her checked out and put on meds immediately before she really harms herself or someone else !!

394 days ago
100.

taz    

That's really sad. At least she has the resources to pay for help. So many people end up homeless because of schizophrenia.

394 days ago
101.

Brite    

OH WOW This story is becoming increasingly sadder!
I hope she can get better!

394 days ago
102.

Del    

You know, it's interesting how people laugh at this girl and what she's doing, but it's this same type of mental behavior that cause people to shoot up movie theatres and malls...mental illness is not a laughing matter. I cannot understand why her family has allowed her to continue like this...it's like she has nobody to help her. It is very sad, indeed. Prayers to her and that a guardian angel will come to her rescue...instead, all she seems to have are people like here who insist in destroying her with your words.

394 days ago
103.

Questdelsangraal    

She needs mental health care and then should be charged with animal cruelty and risking a catastrophe.

394 days ago
104.

bjay    

Will someone PLEASE step in and help this young lady! Good lord, she needs help badly!

394 days ago
105.

Donka Do Ball    

Who cares, it's a Pomeranian.
Those aren't real dogs anyway.

394 days ago
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