'Disorderly' US actor Shia LaBeouf arrested in Georgia
US film star Shia LaBeouf was arrested in Georgia early Saturday after becoming "aggressive" towards 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.
This file photo shows US actor Shia Labeouf during a photocall for the film "American Honey" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. — AFP