Shia LaBeouf was in Savanna, Georgia when he was arrested for suspicion of public drunkenness, obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct. He was taken into custody around 4 a.m. Saturday and was released after posting a $7000 bond.
E! News interviewed the police officers who arrested the Transformers actor and they said he was arrested “”after he became disorderly in City Market.” According to Police, he approached a bystander and a police officer near an intersection, asking for a cigarette.
“When LaBeouf wasn’t given a cigarette, he became disorderly, using profanities and vulgar language in front of the women and children present,” the statement said. “He was told to leave the area and refused, becoming aggressive toward the officer. When the officer attempted to place LaBeouf under arrest, LaBeouf ran to a nearby hotel. LaBeouf was arrested in the hotel lobby, where his disorderly behavior continued. LaBeouf was charged with obstruction, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness.”
The actor is in Savanna filming the movie The Peanut Butter Falcon
This is just another incident in a string of missteps with the law for LaBeouf. The actor was arrested in New York City in April for assault and harassment after getting into a squabble with someone during a live-stream on social media of his political protest. The charges were later dropped for lack of evidence.
“When I’m nervous in my creativity, I think of my failures in life and in art,” the actor writes in an essay published in the 2015 book Prison Ramen: Recipes and Stories from Behind Bars. “Thinking about my screw-ups loosens the grip of fear. It’s freeing to f–k up and to recover.”
Here’s to a productive recovery.