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Shia LaBeouf arrested after smoking cigarette in a Broadway theater

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Shia LaBeouf was arrested on Thursday night after allegedly lighting a cigarette in a Broadway theater. He was arraigned the following morning at a Manhattan courthouse after being held overnight at a police precinct. Photographs of Shia LaBeouf at his arraignment in Midtown Community Court on June 27, 2014 show the actor looking a bit worse for wear.

In the pictures taken at LaBeouf's arraignment, the Transformers star's blue shirt is rumpled and badly torn at the collar. However, witnesses claimed that he was already sporting the rip in his shirt before the time of his arrest, according to CNN. He was charged with harassment, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass stemming from the incident, and he was released on his own recognizance.

Shia LaBeouf was arrested at a theater at New York's Studio 54 during the first act of a performance of "Cabaret," starring Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams. Police said that he was drunk and disruptive at the time of the incident, smoking a cigarette and shouting obscenities. Some members of the audience reportedly thought that the actor's bizarre behavior was an act. He was seen earlier feeding a fellow theater patron a strawberry by hand and staggering through the crowd.

The Wall Street Journal reported that LeBeouf asked a security guard, “Do you know who the [expletive] I am? Do you know who I am?” when he was asked to leave the theater. Security officers subsequently phoned the New York Police Department at approximately 8:45 p.m. The actor allegedly cursed and spit at officers when he was placed under arrest.

The 28-year-old actor is best known for his role as Louis Stevens, the star of the Disney series Even Stevens, which ran from 1999 until 2003, and his role as Sam Witwicky in three Transformers flicks. He even reportedly enjoyed a brief affair with beautiful co-star Megan Fox, who portrayed Mikaela Banes in two of the films. The actress, who was on a break from dating 90210 star Brian Austin Green at the time, reluctantly admitted to the affair. Fox and Green are currently married with two children.

What do you think of Shia LaBeouf being arrested? Was it a lapse in judgement or just a publicity stunt? Sound off in the comments section below.


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