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Shia Labeouf Handcuffed by Cops Thrown Out of a cabaret show at the legendary Studio 54
A wild-eyed and disheveled Shia LaBeouf was seen chasing a homeless man around Manhattan's Theater District hours before his arrest for disorderly conduct on Thursday.
Crowds of baffled bystanders witnessed LaBeouf racing through traffic in broad daylight after a man who didn't appear to know who he was. It seemed the actor wanted either a bag of McDonald's food or a baseball cap that the man had. The actor repeatedly said: 'It's me, Shia.'
The 28-year-old former child star was released by police today after being escorted out of a Broadway theater for allegedly slapping actors, smoking inside and yelling obscenities later on Thursday night.
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An erratic Shia LaBeouf gets in a confrontation with a homeless man hours before his arrest on Thursday night around 6.30pm in Manhattan's Theater District
Some witnesses said the 28-year-old actor appeared to chase down the homeless man for a bag of McDonald's food - others claimed he was after a baseball cap that he believed belonged to him
Three hours after this photo was taken, LaBeouf was arrested at a Broadway performance of Cabaret for allegedly being disorderly, slapping the actors' behinds and smoking inside
The actor left a Midtown court appearance on Friday morning wearing the same ripped blue T-shirt, skinny jeans and boots as the night before. He had appeared before the judge with a Legal Aid attorney and said nothing.
The Transformers star walked several blocks to a hotel surrounded by media but declined to comment.
He was carrying his shoelaces, which are typically removed in police cells, and a piece of paper from the court. LaBeouf is due back in court on July 24.
The 28-year-old was charged with disorderly conduct after he was escorted out of a Broadway show in handcuffs for allegedly smoking, acting belligerent and slapping people on the behind during the performance.
LaBeouf had spent Thursday afternoon drinking margaritas at Iguana Bar in Midtown and watching Belgium play South Korea in the World Cup.
A bartender told TMZ that he showed up at 1pm and had two or three drinks but no food. He was polite and tipped well, the server said. He also told the bar staff that he wasn't a big soccer fan but wanted to be patriotic because he had Belgian family.
The troubled actor was led away in tears from the Studio 54 theater on West 54th Street around 9.30pm after causing a disturbance during the first act of Cabaret.
LaBeouf screamed at the arresting officer: 'F*** you... this is f****** b******t... Do you know my life?'
He then added: 'Do you know who the f*** I am?', according to The Smoking Gun.
A disheveled and emotional Shia La Beouf leaves a Midtown police precinct today after being arrested in New York City on Thursday night for allegedly erratic behavior at a Broadway show
Shia LaBeouf consults with his Legal Aid attorney (right) during the appearance at Midtown Community Court on Friday. He is due back in court on July 24
A passerby snapped a blurry photograph of LaBeouf outside the venue as he was being taken into custody. He had tried to walk away from officers but fell on his face.
He was taken to the Midtown North precinct where The New York Post reported that he told officers 'I'll f*** you up' and called one a 'f**'.
The Transformers star was muzzled with a face mask because he wouldn't stop spitting, officers said.
He allegedly told one cop: 'I have millions and millions of dollars and attorneys... I’m going to ruin your career.'
The bleary-eyed 28-year-old actor pictured today after he was charged with disorderly conduct. He was led out of a performance of Cabaret on Thursday for allegedly smoking inside, acting belligerent and slapping people on the behinds
Sadly, Shia LaBeouf's arrest for disorderly conduct at a Broadway theater on Thursday is just the latest incident in a string of erratic episodes for the former child star.
Bizarre behavior: LaBeouf arrived at the Nymphomaniac premiere in February wearing a brown paper bag
Earlier this year, the Transformers star made headlines when he walked the red carpet at the Berlin Film Festival with a brown paper bag over his head.
Around the same time he declared he was 'retiring from public life because of attacks against his artistic integrity'.
In January, LaBeouf got into a scuffle with a fellow drinker at the Hobgoblin pub in New Cross, South London, headbutting him apparently over remarks made about the mother of his girlfriend Mia Goth.
And last year, the actor famously quit the production of Broadway's ORPHANS then shared several confrontational emails between himself and fellow actors Alex Baldwin and Tom Sturridge, explaining why he pulled out of the show.
In 2007, he was arrested for refusing to leave a Walgreens in Chicago but the criminal charges were later dropped.
In February 2005, LaBeouf was arrested in Los Angeles and charged with assault with a deadly weapon for driving into his neighbor's car after losing his temper about having to wait to get into his garage. He then later turned up at his neighbor's door, allegedly waving a kitchen knife.
Officers told the Post that LaBeouf was 'incoherent and agitated'. One said that the actor smelled bad and told lies about having served in the military.
He then began rapping a made-up song, repeating 'I want to go out. I want to go out' an NYPD source told the Post.
LaBeouf was charged with criminal trespass, harassment and disorderly conduct. He was processed and released from a holding cell on Friday morning, an NYPD spokesman told MailOnline today.
The 28-year-old actor had been attending the Thursday night performance of the Tony Award-nominated musical, which stars Michelle Williams and Alan C******.
LaBeouf refused to comment to the media when he left court on Friday morning in Manhattan, wearing the same clothes as the night before, and made his way to a hotel. The actor looked exhausted with a rip in his T-shirt and carrying his shoelaces and piece of paper from court (right)
A police officer escorts the Transformers star out of the precinct. He allegedly told arresting cops on Thursday that he would 'f*** them up' and called one a 'f**'
Scene: The 28-year-old actor was attending a performance of the Tony Award-nominated musical at Studio 54, pictured, which stars Michelle Williams and Alan C******
From left, Michelle Williams, Alan C****** and Linda Emond pictured during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for Cabaret at Studio 54 on April 24, 2014. LaBeouf reportedly went backstage last night and slapped C****** on the behind
'He was arrested at a Broadway show and escorted out of the theater,' an NYPD spokeman told MailOnline, adding 'charges are pending'.
The spokesman said: 'He was causing a disturbance inside the theater. He was escorted out of the theater where officers met him and he was taken into custody.'
A spokesman for LaBeouf had no comment for the New York Daily News.
Broadway World reported that cast member Danny Burstein, who plays Herr Schultz in the musical, wrote of the incident on 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. Yep, that just happened.'
On Twitter, Tony nominated composer Benj Pasek wrote: 'Just saw Shia LaBeouf in handcuffs in tears surrounded by 6 police offers outside of Cabaret the musical.'
Crazy: On Twitter, Tony nominee Benj Pasek wrote: 'Just saw Shia LaBeouf in handcuffs surrounded by 6 police offers outside of Cabaret the musical'
The actor was reportedly forced to wear a face mask, similar to this one, at the police station because he wouldn't stop spitting
Shia Labeouf was detained by cops after acting crazy in a New York City club ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
Shia was at a cabaret show at the legendary Studio 54 Thursday night ... when he was smoking inside -- which is against the law -- and "alarming people" by his conduct by being extremely loud.
Police came and handcuffed the actor and took him to the cop shop, where's he's currently being processed.
The NYPD says he's been charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.