Oh, Amanda. Luck certainly hasn’t been on your side in recent times.
Amanda Bynes (of Nickelodeon’s “All That” fame) was arrested yesterday in midtown Manhattan after she threw a marijuana bong out of a window. The former child star, now 27 years of age, found herself in a challenging situation when building officials at her apartment called police to complain she was rolling a joint and smoking pot in the lobby.
The officers went to her apartment on the 36th floor where they said they saw heavy smoke and a bong sitting on the kitchen counter. They said she tossed the bong out the window in front of them, prosecutors said. She then said to the police, “It was just a vase”.
A vase, really? Out the window of an apartment unit on the 36th floor?
Amanda was then held overnight at a police precinct before she pulled up to court in a squad car where she was greeted by a crush of media. She was also charged with attempted tampering with evidence and unlawful possession of marijuana, all misdemeanors. This is, of course, not her first time getting into trouble with the law.
At the end of last year, she was charged with driving on a suspended license after it was temporarily taken away from her after two hit-and-run cases where she was accused of leaving the scene without providing proper information. She has also pleaded not guilty to drunken driving in a separate case.
Sigh! If she’s not careful, she’s going to go down the same road as LiLo.