REPORTS: Shia LaBeouf's 'Bizarre' Behavior Before His Arrest
By Zach Seemayer
On Thursday, Shia LaBeouf was arrested and taken away from a Broadway production of Cabaret for allegedly being loud, disruptive and threatening during the first act of the show. At his arraignment Friday morning, he was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct, criminal trespassing, and harassment.
While we may not yet know what caused La Beouf's behavior, what is coming into focus are he actions that took place during the day, leading up to the performance, and later the arrest.
According to E!, LaBeouf started his night out at the Iguana Club, a Mexican restaurant near by Studio 54, where the arrest occurred. According to witnesses that spoke to E!, LaBeouf had been drinking a number of margaritas during the course of his meal. Police have not responded to allegations that drugs or alcohol were involved in the incident.
According to reports, LaBeouf then began wandering around on the sidewalk, allegedly harassing passersby and customers outside of stores.
Later, in a video posted by The New York Postand in photos posted to TMZ, LaBeouf began chasing around a homeless man in the middle of the street before allegedly stopping him and harassing him, Reports vary on what caused the incident, with some witnesses saying LaBeouf thought the man stole his hat, while others allege that LaBeouf was trying to take a bag of McDonalds away from the man.
Later that night, during the performance of Cabaret, witnesses allege that LaBeouf was cat-calling at the female performers, falling down in his seat, smoking cigarettes, and supposedly even tried to touch actor Alan Cumming, who stars as the show's iconic Emcee.
At his arraignment Friday, LaBeouf, still wearing the same torn up blue t-shirt he was arrested in, was released on his own recognizance and his next court date was set for July 24.