Shia LaBeouf was arrested and released from Midtown Community Court Friday morning, following a bizarre incident the night before when he heckled the cast of “Cabaret.” Shia LaBeouf was removed in cuffs by police from the theater and charged with harassment, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass, according to the Daily News on June 29.
Now video has surfaced showing LaBeouf, 28, attempting to fight a man outside a New York City strip club just days before his arrest. The former clean-cut Disney actor can be seen bouncing around as if he’s preparing to fist fight another man.
Shia seems to be taunting the unidentified man, while a security guard positions himself between them. LaBeouf then quickly walks away after an exchange of words.
The short video clip was posted to TMZ’s website Sunday. As previously reported, an L.A. restaurant banned the actor last month after he urinated on its exterior wall.
In January, video surfaced showing an intoxicated Shia in a London pub. He was apologizing for apparently having head-butted a guy.
Then there’s his outrageous behavior on a Berlin red carpet in February, when he donned a paper bag over his head. The message scrawled across it in big letters insisted that he’s not famous anymore.
The whole anonymity bend began late last year when Shia was forced to apologize for plagiarizing parts of his short film. He then vowed he was retiring from public life.
LaBeouf was spotted smoking cigarettes during the live performance Thursday, and shouted obscenities at the actors onstage. He was also observed slapping star Alan Cumming’s rear as the performer walked through the seats to get onstage. Cumming did not react.
According to the criminal complaint, a security guard witnessed LaBeouf stand up in the middle of the first act and yell loudly at the actors onstage. When Shia was asked to leave, he allegedly refused.
The complaint further alleges at that point LaBeouf yelled, “Do you know who the f— I am? Do you know who I am?”, according to Fox News. Seems an odd thing to do for someone who’s cast off his fame.
Jason Maloni is a senior vice president at Levick, a strategic communications company that helps famous clients navigate challenging media situations. He thinks Shia could still turn things around.
“One has to only look at Robert Downey Jr. …I think Shia can do the same thing,” Maloni said. LaBeouf’s next court date on these charges is scheduled for July 24.