Amanda Bynes Fire Surprised Elderly Homeowner, Resident Hopes Actress 'Gets Help'

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By Myles Collier, Christian Post Contributor
July 24, 2013|3:27 pm

The woman whose drive was set on fire by Amanda Bynes hopes the troubled actress gets help after months of continually rash behavior.

The Thousand Oaks, Calif., resident Bonnie Braaten, 73, told police she did not know "anyone who would be angry with me enough to set a fire in my driveway," according to People magazine.

Braaten described the moment police and fire trucks arrived as "scary." She added that: "I looked out the window and I thought, 'I [have] my phone, so I'll call 911,' but 911 was in my driveway."

Braaten told reporters that the whole situation was "crazy," insisting that "I hope she gets some help."

Local reports also revealed that after the fire-starting incident Bynes rushed into a liquor store and passed an "employee only" area. When an employee went to investigate he allegedly found Bynes rinsing a dog off in a sink, stating that there was a strong odor of gasoline present. When confronted by an employee, Bynes left the store, according to reports from Radar Online.

Upon police arrival Bynes, who allegedly burned parts of her clothing, was reportedly questioned about the incident and subsequently placed on a 5150 hold due to her responses. She was then allegedly transported to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation and legally she can be held for up to 72 hours.

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The parents of Bynes, Lynn and Rick, are reportedly concerned for their daughter's mental well-being but feeling helpless because she is an adult.

"It doesn't take a rocket scientist to look at Amanda and surmise that she is having some sort of crisis. Her makeover is just one example of her troubling behavior. Her parents just wish the media would leave Amanda alone, because it's only making the situation worse. Amanda is lost and she refuses to get help," a source reportedly told RadarOnline.com.

 

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