Shia LaBeouf Was Arrested After Someone Denied Him A Cigarette And The Insane Body Cam Footage Has Been Released
Shia LaBeouf has found himself in trouble with the law once again, and once again the conduit is alcohol. Over the weekend, the 31-year-old actor was arrested by Georgia police for public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and obstruction during the wee hours of Saturday morning after someone allegedly refused to give him a cigarette. LaBeouf is in Savannah, Georgia filming for his new movie The Peanut Butter Falcon.
New police body cam footage has been released that shows Shia screaming and swearing at officers as he’s being taken into custody before going on a rambling rant that makes reference to President Trump.
As transcribed by Page Six:
“What did I do, sir?” LaBeouf asks an officer as he gets cuffed at his hotel. “I have rights, I’m an American. You’ve got me in my hotel, arresting me in my hotel for doing what, sir?”
“No, we can’t talk,” the troubled “Transformers” star said, “Take these cuffs off. I’m a f–king American, I pay my taxes. Get these s–ts off my f–king arms … You’re going to put these s–ts off my arms or you’ll be f–king f–ked.”
He is seen yelling from the back of the police car, “Who are you fighting for? You got a president who don’t give a s–t about you and you stuck in a police force that don’t give a f–k about you, so you want to arrest white people who give a f–k, who ask for cigarettes? I came up to you trying to be nice, you stupid bitch. I came up to you asking for a cigarette, you dumb f–k. Why would I ask for a cigarette if I was racist? You stupid bitch. I was asking for a cigarette, you said, ‘No.’ I said, ‘Word,’ and then you arrested me, you dumb f–k. They got cameras everywhere, you dummy. I got more millionaire lawyers than you know what to do with, you stupid bitch.”
LeBeouf reportedly “repeated multiple times that [the officer] was racist for arresting a fellow white man,” according to WJCL.
The weirdness only ramped up while Shia was inside the jail’s pre-booking area. According to the officer’s report:
“[LaBeouf] continued to attempt to struggle against the wall. Mr. LaBeouf then began reaching on my gun belt and began pulling on my radio, while he was stating that he was grabbing my gun. I advised Mr. LaBeouf that he was in fact grabbing my radio and not my firearm. My hand was placed on Mr. LaBeouf’s right shoulder in a attempt to maintain control of him, it was at this point in time that Mr. LaBeouf leaned over and kissed my hand.”
LaBeouf was released after posting a $7,000 bond.
[h/t Page Six]