Actor Shia LaBeouf was arrested on June 26 during the Broadway musical ‘Cabaret,’ according to the show’s cast members and those in the audience. And get this this — he was allegedly smoking marijuana during the play!
Shia LaBeouf, 28, is no stranger to acting bizarre and causing a ruckus — but this takes the cake! Shia was allegedly smoking marijuana and was subsequently arrested while attending a June 26 performance of the musical Cabaret, which stars Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming, at Studio 54 in New York City.
Shia LaBeouf: Actor Arrested During Broadway Play
The former Transformers actor was arrested the Broadway performance, ABC News confirmed. Police said that Shia refused to leave the theater after smoking and appearing drunk, and he was taken away in handcuffs as a result, the outlet reported.
Shia was then reportedly charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of harassment and criminal trespassing.
Eyewitness accounts from Shia’s shocking arrest came in steadily on June 26. Megan Kinney, who says her friend was in the Cabaret audience with Shia, tweeted:
@NewYorkTheater my friend was in the audience. He was allegedly smoking a joint and then fell out of his chair.
— Michelle Kinney (@MichelleKinney) June 27, 2014
Another person echoed the marijuana smoking. David Lawson wrote:
Shia LaBeouf smoking a J at Cabaret! — David Lawson (@dtlawson) June 27, 2014
Cabaret cast member Danny Burstein wrote about Shia’s arrest on Facebook, saying: “Ladies and gentlemen, this is your places call for Act II. Also, to let you know, Shia LaBeouf has just been escorted from the building in handcuffs. Yep, that just happened.”
Kate Gordon says Shia was crying while being put in the cuffs. She tweeted:
— Kate Gordon (@Kate_on_stage) June 27, 2014
According to those who were there, Shia’s bad behavior was too much to handle and he was ultimately taken out of the show during intermission and brought straight to the slammer by police. Yikes! Talk about stealing the show!
Shia LaBeouf: More Details From His Arrest
During the performance of Cabaret, Shia stood up and “was yelling loudly at the actors on the stage,” according to the criminal complaint obtained by TMZ. When security confronted him, Shia yelled at them, too: “F*** you. This is f***ing bullshit. Do you know my life? Do you know who the f*** I am? Do you know who I am?” Oh, Shia. That tactic never works as well as the Hollywood elite seem to think it does. Looking at you, Reese Witherspoon.
The madness didn’t end there; when cops arrived to collect him, Shia told them “F*** you! I’ll f*** you up,” and he called one officer a “f*g,” according to sources at the NY Post. When he tried to walk away from cops, he fell flat on his face, and he was muzzled with a face mask after he wouldn’t stop spitting at his arresting officers. “I have millions and millions of dollars and attorneys,” Shia said, according to the NY Post. “I’m going to ruin your career.” Money can’t buy you class, Shia — the Countess LuAnn taught us that.
Following Shia’s court appearance the morning after, on June 27, he was snapped by photogs wearing the torn t-shirt, skinny jeans, boots, and incredibly disheveled appearance that he was sporting the evening before, according to sources at CNN. The same sources reported that Shia had approached a woman at the theater bar and fed her a strawberry by hand before tipping the bartender. So bizarre.
Shia LaBeouf Wears Bag Over Head During Premiere
It’s no secret that Shia has odd tendencies. Remember when he went through an “I’m not famous anymore” phase in February? In case you’ve forgotten, Shia wore a brown paper bag over his head with those words written on it to the Berlin premiere of his movie Nymphomaniac on February 9. Could Shia’s new arrest be part of his “art,” too? Or do you think he was smoking a joint and just totally got caught?
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— Megan Ross & Amanda Michelle Steiner