Amanda Bynes has either taken her performance art to an entirely different level, or she is finally getting some help.
The former actress was placed on an involuntary, 72-hour psychiatric hold at a mental hospital after starting a fire in someone’s driveway, People reports.
Bynes used a gasoline can to start a small fire in a residential driveway in Thousand Oaks, Calif., where she is from. The police were called and she was taken into custody.
“When we receive a call on something like this and someone is behaving unusually in front of a deputy trained to evaluate the possibility of needing a mental health evaluation, we can bring them to a mental health facility for up to 72 hours,” Ventura County Sheriff’s Captain Don Aguilar told the magazine. “If someone is having a behavioral issue and they can’t care for themselves, then we step in and we try to give them assistance they need to get them going in the right direction.”
Earlier this month, Bynes appeared in court wearing a bright blue wig to face disorderly conduct charges stemming from her June arrest for allegedly throwing a bong out of her New York City apartment’s window.