Amanda Bynes Arrest: Star Denies Bong Toss, Says It Was 'a Vase'
Looking disheveled and wearing a wig, Amanda Bynes showed up at her NYC hearing Friday morning and tried to set the record straight about the bong she allegedly tossed out her apartment window. It was “just a vase” she told the judge. Scroll down to see her mugshot!
Bynes is in serious trouble and now faces one felony and two misdemeanor charges, however, the judge released her on her own recognizance.
Sources tell “Extra” that her building manager caught Bynes smoking pot in the lobby of her NYC building, so he called 911 and escorted her back to her apartment.
When police showed up at her 36th-floor pad, the 27-year-old let them inside. A bong (or was it a vase?) was sitting on the table, and at some point she picked it up and threw it out the window. Luckily, the paraphernalia did not hit anyone.
An NYPD rep told Us Weekly, "There was a smell of marijuana and a bong in the apartment, at which point Bynes picked up and threw out the window… She did not resist arrest. Can't comment on her emotional or mental state at this time."
The Twitter-happy star, who moved to NYC after a series of traffic violations in L.A., was arrested and taken to St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, and later moved to central booking.
In Touch Weekly reports that when Amanda heard that the cops had been called, she dialed 911 herself “saying cops were going to assault her,” and that may be part of the reason she was taken to St. Luke’s.
Just before midnight, Amanda was moved between the police station and night court, where she was taken to a holding cell. Shielding her face with a blonde wig, Bynes refused to answer questions from the paparazzi.
NYPD charged the “Easy A” actress with a felony for tampering with physical evidence and two misdemeanors for reckless endangerment and criminal possession of marijuana.
Following the hearing, Amanda reportedly stiffed the cab driver who took her home! According to the New York Post, her lawyer had given her $20 to pay for the fare, but the total cost was $27.