‘Disorderly’ US actor Shia LaBeouf arrested in Georgia

Author: Agence France PresseSun, 2017-07-09 03:47ID: 1499567739468086000WASHINGTON: US film star Shia LaBeouf was arrested in Georgia early Saturday after becoming “aggressive” toward a police officer and behaving in a “disorderly” fashion, authorities said.According to the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, LaBeouf was arrested in the early hours after he approached a bystander and a police officer, asking for a cigarette.He was released hours later after posting a $7,000 bond, Pete Nichols, spokesman for the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department told AFP.It is the latest in a series of arrests for “Transformers” star LaBeouf, with at least one past incident also involving “disorderly” behavior.“When LaBeouf wasn’t given a cigarette, he became disorderly, using profanities and vulgar language in front of the women and children present,” the police department said in a statement.The officer told to LaBeouf to leave the area but he refused and grew aggressive, the statement read.When the officer attempted to place LaBeouf under arrest, he ran to a nearby hotel before eventually getting arrested in the lobby.LaBeouf was charged with obstruction, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness.LaBeouf is in Georgia to film the “Peanut Butter Falcon,” a movie co-starring Dakota Johnson.Also known for films such as “Disturbia” (2007) and Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac” (2013), LaBeouf was arrested in January when he allegedly grabbed and pushed a man outside the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, where the film star had set up an anti-Donald Trump installation.LaBeouf has said the charges against him were subsequently dropped.He was also arrested in June 2014 at a Broadway musical after causing a disturbance in the theater.
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