Well, this woman is full of surprises!
Amanda Bynes reportedly found herself in an unusual, rather peculiar and inexplicable situation on Monday evening. According to eyewitnesses, the actress was seen flapping about in some driveway just a little down the street from where her family lives in Thousand Oaks, California, with—wait for it—her pant leg on fire!
"I see this girl with her pant leg on fire and a gas can trailing fire through the driveway," eyewitness Andrew Liverpool told E! News.
Bynes has been allegedly put on an involuntary psychiatric hold for 72 hours following the incident. Liverpool stumbled upon the actress on his way from work at around 8:45 p.m.
"It looked like her. It sounded like her. She had a wig on," he stated. "I quickly pull over to go help her and when I got over here, she put the fire out on her leg and was rushing over to her dog."
"I kicked the gas can over and moved it to the middle of the driveway so nothing else would catch on fire. And I said, 'Are you OK?' She was kind of frantic and discombobulated, and many people rushed over to try to assess the situation and when I looked back up, she was gone."
Liverpool stated that he pursued Bynes down the street, where she was trying to get into a cab whilst on her cellphone.
"I told the driver, 'Don't let her in. There's a fire,'" the eyewitness stated. "I tried stopping her and she was like, 'Please don't touch me, don't move.'"
Adding, "She got in and [the driver] just took off. Squad cars chased after her and I don't know what happened next."
There have been no injuries reported. The authorities eventually caught up and detained Bynes, but did not arrest her. She was put on a 5150 hold after being deemed a threat to herself and others.
Despite initial rumours, Bynes was not running around without her pants on. The actress has been residing in New York City for several months now, and it’s unknown why she has returned to Los Angeles. It may have been to attend her latest court date.
It is unclear how the fire started or what Bynes was doing in that driveway with a gas can, but we’re ruling out spontaneous combustion. We’ll just have to watch this unfold for all the answers.
Photo courtesy of Nick Stern and TNYF/WENN.com
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