Cops Haul Shia LaBeouf Out of Broadway Show

Actor handcuffed after smoking, yelling during 'Cabaret'

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 27, 2014 1:39 AM CDT | Updated Jun 27, 2014 4:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – More weirdness from Shia LaBeouf: The Transformers star was handcuffed by police and hauled out of the Broadway show Cabaret at Studio 54 last night, ABC reports. Sources tell the New York Post that the actor was smoking in the theater, yelling during the performance, and slapping random people on the back of the head. Witnesses saw him in tears outside the theater, but he was allegedly belligerent at the precinct, spitting and swearing at police officers, sources say.

He has been charged with one count of criminal trespassing and two counts of disorderly conduct, reports the New York Times. The increasingly erratic 28-year-old head-butted somebody in a brawl at a London bar earlier this year—and appeared at a press conference with a paper bag over his head the next month. (Click for more on Shia's night—he reportedly really freaked out at the police station.)

Actor Shia LaBeouf poses at the 69th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.
Actor Shia LaBeouf poses at the 69th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
Shia LaBeouf poses for photographers wearing a paper bag over his head that reads, I am not famous anymore at the International Film Festival Berlinale in Berlin.
Shia LaBeouf poses for photographers wearing a paper bag over his head that reads, "I am not famous anymore" at the International Film Festival Berlinale in Berlin.   (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt)
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