Amanda Bynes appears in court July 9. (Photo: Huffington Post)
UNDATED (USAToday.com) - The sad, lurid saga of Amanda Bynes continues unabated.
The actress was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold - also known as 5150 - in Los Angeles on Monday after setting a fire in a driveway, according to TMZ.com. She can be held only for 72 hours.
According to Captain Don Aguilar of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, "Amanda Bynes was involved in a disturbance in a residential neighborhood last night in Thousand Oaks in the 200-block of Avenida De Los Arboles. Deputies investigated the incident and determined that she met the criteria of 5150 W&I (California Welfare & Institutions Code). She was detained and taken for a mental health evaluation."
Back in January 2008, Britney Spears also was placed on lockdown for 72 hours after refusing to hand her younger son Jayden over to ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Earlier this spring, Bynes was charged with reckless endangerment and attempted tampering with physical evidence after allegedly throwing a marijuana bong from the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment.
The actress is known on Twitter for her odd, cryptic posts. The most recent one, dated July 19: "drake is gorgeous."