I really want somebody to come get Amanda Bynes. And I’m not even trying to be funny. I want someone to come and give her the treatment she needs before it’s too late. While fellow child star Lindsay Lohan’s issues seem to be drug related, Amanda Bynes’ recent run ins with the law have me believing that she’s suffering from a mental issue. And apparently the Thousand Oaks, California police department agrees.
According to TMZ, Bynes was arrested this morning under a 5150 hold for setting a fire in her neighbor’s driveway. A 5150 hold is an involuntary hospitalization that allows authorities to evaluate Amanda’s mental state. They can hold her for a maximum of three days if necessary.
Law enforcement were called to Bynes’ neighbor’s house this morning when someone noticed a small fire in the driveway. Amanda was seen standing near the fire. When deputies arrived they asked Bynes what she was doing there and why. Based on her answers, they determined that she needed to be hospitalized.
The woman whose driveway Amanda set on fire says that she had no idea what was happening outside until police knocked on her door. The police asked her if she knew Bynes and the elderly woman said no. Police informed the woman that Amanda was carrying a little red gas tank and had burned a part of the woman’s clothing in the process.
Hopefully, something good will come of this hospitalization.