Shia LaBeouf claimed he was a National Guard member during drunken arrest
Yay! The arrest affidavit for Shia LaBeouf’s latest run-in with the law is out, and here are a few of the key details of the Austin, Texas, incident:
1. Yes, the 29-year-old Transformers star reeked of alcohol when he stopped traffic while jaywalking with two women in tow. Boring.
2. “While speaking with Sgt. Jelesijevic, LaBeouf stated that if stopped by Los Angeles Police Department he typically walks away because police had killed a friend of his.”
3. “He became increasingly confrontational, aggravated, profane and verbally aggressive with Sgt. Jelesijevic throughout the stop, calling him a 'silly man’ three times.”
4. LaBeouf claimed he was a National Guard member.
5. LaBeouf puffed his chest and attempted to walk in a “threatening manner” toward a man filming the incident.
6. LaBeouf continued his verbal tirade while “staring intently” at an officer.
7. LaBeouf told authorities to “do whatever the f--- you gotta do!”
8. “Bombs away,” he tweeted on Monday, following it up with a “paparazzi, paparazzi” tweet on Tuesday. Stay tuned, because with Shia it never ends.
Things had been all quiet on the Shia LaBeouf front for the last couple of months, so it was about time for the actor to be arrested and charged with public intoxication.
The Transformers star was taken in by the Austin Police Department around 7:30 p.m. on Friday in the city’s Sixth Street entertainment district. It was there where the Austin City Limits music festival was taking place over the weekend, and it was there where, according to TMZ’s sources, the actor — or former actor or whatever he is now — tried forcing his way into a bar after being denied entry because he and the woman he was with were deemed too drunk.
At some point after that, LaBeouf ran down the street and jaywalked in front of police, who warned him not to do it again. But he did and continued to act in a bizarre manner. That’s when he was subdued and cuffed.
LaBeouf broke his silence on Twitter on Sunday writing, “I talk, just not to you.”
The Indiana Jones actor — if you can call what he did in that movie acting — was arrested in June after a drunken outburst during a Broadway production of Cabaret. He later said he was going through an “existential crisis” and has gone to rehab for substance abuse treatment.
Side note: LaBeouf was in Texas to serve as a groomsman for True Blood actor Jim Parrack, who married True Detective actress Leven Rambin on Saturday.