Lately, the things Amanda Bynes does have been strange. Sometimes, they are sad; other times, they are ridiculous; other times still, they are not actually as big a deal as the media makes them out to be. One thing is for sure, though: Amanda Bynes has been narrowly circling the pit of “tragic ex-star” for a while now, and many people have desperately hoped she’d fall in for a long time. Now, unfortunately, it appears that she has, as Bynes was arrested last night at her Manhattan apartment in Midtown.
According to NBC, the doorman at Bynes’ building on West 47th Street reported somebody smoking weed in the lobby. When police show up, sources say they noticed a bong in the apartment and Bynes did some quick-/ill-thinking, tossing the bong out the window as though she were in a bad romantic comedy and the antagonist would never, ever know she accidentally ruined their wedding cake.
The charges: reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence and criminal possession of marijuana. I personally don’t believe weed should be illegal, so I’m not going to run around judging her on that particular aspect of this all, but I do think it’s remarkably stupid to imagine that tossing drug paraphanalia out your window will eliminate the longterm memories that will be formed by those cops.
After being removed by police from her apartment, Bynes was brought to Roosevelt Hospital for psychiatric evaluation, then to the police station for booking and processing. As NBC notes, this arrest could prove very tricky for Bynes, as she is already on three years probation and has charges pending in Beverly Hills, and could result in a harsher punishment. That, or she’ll just continue doing illegal activities, getting caught and being released because of course she will.
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