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Shia LaBeouf arrested at Broadway theater for disorderly conduct, trespassing

"He was brilliant," an audience member said of his outburst. "I thought he was working on a role or something."
By Annie Martin   |   June 27, 2014 at 10:05 AM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) -- Shia LaBeouf was arrested Thursday evening in New York.

The 28-year-old actor was escorted by police out of Studio 54 after he caused a scene during a Broadway performance of "Cabaret."

According to Page Six, the former Transformers star was slapping patrons on the butt and on the back of the head. He was also very drunk, using obscene language and lit a cigarette inside the theater. The police report he was "incoherent" and "very agitated" when they approached him, and he fell in an attempt to evade arrest. The outburst was dramatic enough that two audience members told CNN they thought LaBeouf was acting.

"He was brilliant," one of the women said. "I thought he was working on a role or something."

LaBeouf was transported in handcuffs to the Midtown-North station, where Page Six said he became belligerent and began to make threats. He allegedly told officers, "[Expletive] you. I'll [expletive] you up!" and had to be put in a face mask after he started spitting.

"I have millions and millions of dollars and attorneys," he said after he was restrained. "I'm going to ruin your career."

The actor was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass, and was held overnight at the station. His arrest is the latest incident in a series of bizarre antics that include "meta-modernist" plagiarism and his "#IAMSORRY" art exhibit where he wore a paper bag over his head. LaBeouf had announced his intent to retire from public life in January, but will next appear in WWII film Fury with Brad Pitt.

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