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    Amanda Bynes is on mental lockdown

    1:59 PM, Jul 23, 2013   |    comments
    Amanda Bynes appears in court July 9. (Photo: Huffington Post)
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    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."

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