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Amanda Bynes on Psychiatric Hold After Attempted Self-Immolation

By Courtney Enlow | Celebrity | July 23, 2013 |

By Courtney Enlow | Celebrity | July 23, 2013 |

If you were still amused, now would be an appropriate time to stop laughing.

From TMZ:

Amanda Bynes is currently hospitalized on a 5150 hold … after starting a small fire in the driveway of some random person’s house Monday night, TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us, the fire department responded to the home in Thousand Oaks, CA around 9 PM — near where Amanda was just accused of trespassing — after someone noticed the small blaze in the driveway. The sheriff’s department was subsequently called when Amanda was found standing near the campfire.

When sheriff’s deputies arrived, they questioned Amanda about what she was doing, and why she was doing it — and based on her answers, they determined she needed to be hospitalized on a 5150 hold. Translation: her answers were really wacky.

TMZ. A bastion of class for always.

They later updated:

TMZ just spoke to the woman whose driveway Amanda built the fire on, and she tells us, she had no idea what was going on until cops knocked on her front door. She says cops asked her, “Do you know anyone by the name of Amanda Bynes, or why she would have some vendetta against you?” She said no … not surprising because the woman is elderly.

Cops then described to her that there was a young lady in her driveway, who had lit a fire and was carrying a “little red gas tank.” The homeowner says cops told her Amanda had burned part of her clothing.

Before the story was picked up, I’d seen whispers on Twitter and a personal account on Facebook, indicating that Amanda was somewhat burned, and, perhaps, had tried to set herself on fire. I don’t know if that’s true. But I know that the jokes and laughter passed “OK” months ago and are now completely maddening.

This isn’t funny. This isn’t a ploy for attention.

Someone help her. Someone needs to help her.

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