Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Amanda Bynes 5150: Actress forced to wash gasoline off her dog after starting fire

The actions that preceded Amanda Bynes' 5150 hold appear to be more bizarre and troubling, as details continuing to leak out. As reported earlier, Bynes lit a fire outside a random home in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Monday night. What hadn't been known, but was revealed in a surveillance video, is what Bynes accidentally did to her pet Pomeranian during the Monday incident.

The action begins just a few minutes after Bynes allegedly used a gasoline can to ignite a fire outside Bonnie Braaten's home. It shows her rushing into a liquor stores and heading straight for an area marked as restricted and for "employees only." She can be seen holding her dog in outstretched arms.

As you might expect, the cashier followed her from behind the counter. According to the owner of the store, the cashier said that she was able to smell a strong scent of gasoline. She also said that she saw Bynes trying to rinse the dog off in a sink in the employees only area.

After the cashier confronted Bynes, she reportedly "freaked out" and left the store without further ado.

Later, authorities tracked down Bynes and placed her on a 5150 psychiatric hold.

A 5150 hold, according to Wikipedia, is as follows:
Section 5150 is a section of the California Welfare and Institutions Code (specifically, the Lanterman–Petris–Short Act or "LPS") which allows a qualified officer or clinician to involuntarily confine a person deemed to have a mental disorder that makes them a danger to him- or herself, and/or others and/or gravely disabled.

A qualified officer, which includes any California peace officer, as well as any specifically designated county clinician, can request the confinement after signing a written declaration. When used as a term, 5150 (pronounced "fifty-one-fifty") can informally refer to the person being confined or to the declaration itself, or colloquially as a verb}, as in 'Someone was 5150'd'.
As for the dog, its currently staying with Bynes parents.

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