Broadway World is reporting that Shia LaBeouf was hauled out of a production of Cabaret during intermission by police in handcuffs. He was reportedly "being disruptive" during the first act.
Cast member Danny Burstein apparently posted to his Facebook, "Ladies and gentlemen, this is your places call for Act II. Also, to let you know, Shia LaBeouf has just been escorted from the building in handcuffs."
Just saw Shia LaBeouf in handcuffs in tears surrounded by 6 police officers outside of CABARET the musical. Oh New York, u is a crazy bitch
— Benj Pasek (@benjpasek) June 27, 2014
NOW: CONFIRMED: Shia LaBeouf is in NYPD custody after being escorted out of CABARET the musical. He is being questioned, police tell me
— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) June 27, 2014
Update: Apparently, he was smoking inside the theater.
NEW: Actor Shia LaBeouf escorted in handcuffs by police from a NYC theater for allegedly smoking inside, being disruptive - @AaronKatersky
— Good Morning America (@GMA) June 27, 2014
Update 10:36 p.m.: And here's a photo, courtesy of theblackparkerlewis's Instagram, of LaBeouf in handcuffs outside the backdoor of the Late Show with David Letterman.
Update 10:58 p.m.: Per ABC's Aaron Katersky, LaBeouf was charged by police with criminal trespass and two counts of disorderly conduct, and apparently threatened police and other guests as the show. And according to Page Six, he allegedly told police officers at the Midtown precinct, "Fuck you. I'll fuck you up." Police also apparently had to put him in a face mask because he kept spitting.
Actor Shia LaBeouf charged w criminal trespass and 2 counts disorderly conduct. Police say he threatened an officer, patrons
— Aaron Katersky (@AaronKatersky) June 27, 2014
Update 11:39 p.m.: According to CBS New York, two witnesses who saw LaBeouf on their way to the show say he was apparently behaving strangely before he even got in the theater:
Two theatergoers told CBS 2′s Grymes they saw LaBeouf in a ripped shirt a block away from the theater while they were walking to the show. They said LaBeouf was chasing after a man who appeared to be homeless.
The witnesses said they also saw LaBeouf stumbling inside the theater in the bar, and feeding a woman a strawberry from her own plate.
"Honestly, I wasn't thinking of drunk or drugs. I was thinking he was working on a role, because it was that extreme," said witness Tina Marie Miller. "If we didn't know who he was, we'd assume he was a bum, literally, from how he looked and how he was acting."
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