WASHINGTON: US film star Shia LaBeouf was taken into custody early Saturday after becoming ‘aggressive’ towards a police officer and behaving in a “disorderly” fashion, according to authorities.
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department said that LaBeouf was arrested in the early hours after he approached a bystander and a police officer, asking for a cigarette.
He was released hours later after paying a total release of $7,000, said Pete Nichols, spokesman for the Chatham Country Sheriff Department as he told AFP.
“When LaBeouf wasn´t given a cigarette, he became disorderly, using profanities and vulgar language in front of the women and children present,” a statement read out from the police department.
The officer instructed LaBeouf to leave the area but he refused and grew aggressive.
When the officer attempted to place LaBeouf under arrest, he ran to a nearby hotel before eventually getting arrested in the lobby.
The actor was charged with obstruction, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness.
Known for his films such as Disturbia (2007) and Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac (2013), LaBeouf was earlier arrested in January when he allegedly grabbed and pushed a man outside the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, where the film star had organized an anti-Donald Trump installation.
LaBeouf has said the charges against him were subsequently dropped.
He was also arrested in the June of 2014 at a Broadway musical after causing a disturbance in the theater.