Even more trouble for Amanda Bynes. Back on the west coast, the former child star, 27, has been hospitalized on a 5150 hold after allegedly starting a small fire in the driveway of a house in her hometown of Thousand Oaks, Calif., TMZ reports. The What I Like About You actress was first observed starting the small blaze with a "little red gas tank"; the elderly homeowner, who did not recognize Bynes, said the star even set fire to a piece of clothing. Authorities from the local sheriff's department later came and questioned Bynes; based on her answers, deputies determined that Bynes required a 5150.
Once placed on Britney Spears during her darkest days, a 5150 hold is a 72-hour involuntary hospitalization in which an individual undergoes a mental evaluation.
Just one day before, Bynes was accused of being drunk and trespassing a local retirement community, leaving the premises via taxi cab after being turned away by management. (The Nickelodeon star had claimed she was visiting a family member there.)
Bynes' next court date is back in NYC on Aug. 26, where she's face charges stemming from her May 23 arrest, in which she allegedly threw a bong out of her 36th floor apartment window.
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Amanda Bynes Hospitalized on 5150 Psychiatric Hold After Allegedly Setting a Small Fire: Report
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