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The 27-year-old actress was arrested in New York City on May 23 after being caught throwing a bong out the window of her apartment. Police arrived to her home on West 47th Street after it was reported that Bynes was smoking marijuana in her apartment building lobby. By the time they arrived to the scene, she had returned to her room to seemingly continue smoking. Police knocked on Bynes' door to find that her room had a "heavy" smell of marijuana and, when she realized she was busted, the troubled child star threw her drug paraphernalia out of her window to -- what? Get herself out of trouble? Obviously, her mind was not in the right place at this point in time.
In Touch reports the Bynes herself called 911 after police responded to her building, saying "cops were going to assault her," a source tells the magazine. Bynes ended up being booked for criminal possession of marijuana, reckless endangerment and tampering with evidence. Before being taken to a Midtown police station, she was brought to Roosevelt Hospital to reportedly undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Bynes was escorted to court this morning, in the same wig and clothing she was wearing when arrested.
Once in court, Bynes told the judge that "the bong was a vase" according to TMZ. But was then released without bail by the judge, although she was warned that she would be arrested again if she missed her court date in July.
This arrest is not too shocking and it's about time, too, because Bynes' spiral downward has only gotten more troubling since her claim that an imposter was walking around the Big Apple pretending to be her. Here's an updated timeline of her delusional behavior.
Date: April 4, 2013
Incident: Amanda Bynes admits she has an eating disorder ... on Twitter
Details: Proving that Twitter can often be confused for a psychiatrist, Bynes tweets, "I have an eating disorder so I have a hard time staying thin." She later claims, "I'm suing certain blogs and magazines saying I have a mental illness! They take pictures anytime I've gained weight then write a fake story! They write a news article about every tweet I write and I hate the pictures they choose. They repeat what I tweet then add a bad photo. Only use photos from my twitter when writing an article about me."
Date: April 15, 2013
Incident: "I'm Sucking On A Sour Patch Kid Listening To Music Getting Ready For Tonight :D"
Details: Bynes posted this terrifying video to her Telly account showing her getting ready for a night out. When mocked for the upload by Complex magazine, Bynes lashes out, "I'm obsessed with myself on twitter. Also, my video last night was perfection."
Date: April 25, 2013
Incident: Amanda Bynes shaves half her head
Details: Sure, fashion is fashion, but we couldn't help but think of Britney Spears' 2007 meltdown when Bynes debuted her new, Cassie-inspired shaved haircut. "I buzzed half my head like @cassie! No more old photos! This is the new me! I love it!" she tweeted at the time.
Date: April 30, 2013
Incident: Amanda Bynes posts semi-nude pictures of herself
Details: Is this image showing a fat Amanda Bynes? No, but she seems to think so. " About to put on makeup! I weigh 135, I've gained weight! I need to be 100 lbs!" she tweets.
Date: May 1, 2013
Incident: She follows semi-nude pictures with actual nude pictures
Details: When something works once, why change it? Bynes posted an actual topless photo to her Twitter with the tagline, "Long hair don't care."
Date: May 1, 2013
Incident: Police go to Amanda Bynes' apartment ... maybe
Details: When publicist Jonathan Jaxson tweeted that he called the police to help Bynes (a claim that later proved to be false), the actress' former What I Like About You costar, Jenny McCarthy, expressed her concern. That prompted Bynes to lash out at McCarthy, tweeting, "I need help? What are u talking about? Aren't u 50 years old? I'm 27, u look 80 compared to me! Why are you talking about me? you're ugly! Police weren't at my house old lady! Shut the f**k up!" When McCarthy tweeted back, "Sorry girl. Looking out for ya," Bynes quickly changed her tune and said, "@JennyMcCarthy thanks! I'm sorry I offended you! You're beautiful! I was lying! I'll delete our tweets!" Also apparently being called "ugly" is the worst insult in Bynes' book.
Date: May 5, 2013
Incident: Amanda Bynes reveals she had a nose job
Details: Why does Bynes hate when magazines use old photos? Because, as it turns out, she once had a nose job. "I had a nose job to remove skin that was like a webbing in between my eyes," she wrote. "I wasn't going to tell anyone, but I look so much prettier in my new photos that I don't want old photos used anymore! I'm so sick of magazines and blogs using old photos! When will they stop? I will never look like that again!"
Date: May 22, 2013
Incident: Amanda Bynes lashes out over InTouch exclusive
Details: Bynes invited InTouch to do an exclusive story about her NYC apartment, but apparently didn't like what she saw. She went on another Twitter rant about the story, claiming "that ugly black man" (the photographer) altered the photos. Also, she threatened to sue the magazine, adding it to the long list of outlets she claims to be opening up lawsuits against. Okay.
Date: May 23, 2013
Incident: Amanda Bynes is arrested, and her shockingly short hair is revealed in her latest mug shot.
Details: Someone, please get this girl help.