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Amanda Bynes Forced To Undergo Psych Test

By Anne Cohen

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Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes is taking her act on the road.

The troubled star was forced to undergo a mental health evaluation on Monday night after she caused a disturbance in a California residential neighborhood, the New York Daily News reported.

Police officials were called to Thousand Oaks, in Ventura Counry, Calif., to take the 27-year-old into custody. For reasons unknown, Bynes seems to have started a fire in a neighbor’s driveway.

“Deputies investigated the incident and determined that [Bynes] met the criteria of 5150 (California Welfare & Institutions Code),” Cpt. Don Aguilar of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department told the Daily News.

“She was detained and taken for a mental health evaluation,” police added.

A day earlier, cops were called to a nearby retirement community.Bynes appeared to be drunk and was trespassing onto a the community’s property.

According to TMZ, the manager called her a taxi. “Get me the f**k out of here … I don’t have any money,” she told the driver, at which point he kicked her out of the cab.

Bynes grew up in the neighborhood and may have been visiting a relative.


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