Amanda Bynes: A
Nuisance to Neighbors
and Building Staff
May 24, 2013 5:07AM | by In Touch Weekly
Amanda Bynes hasn’t exactly been the neighbor of the year.
In the months prior to her Thursday night arrest for reckless endangerment and drug possession, Amanda had become a nuisance to the residents of her building and to the staff.
When the star first moved into the building, the doormen were incredibly protective of her, an eyewitness tells In Touch. They intervened to keep reporters away and let Amanda set up shop in their lobby.
But that quickly changed. A month later, their patience had worn thin. According to police, it was the building staff who called the authorities Thursday evening when the She’s The Man star was seen rolling a joint and smoking the marijuana in the lobby.
When officers first arrived to her apartment, they found it filled with heavy smoke and drug paraphernalia. To ditch some evidence, Amanda immediately threw the foot-high bong out of the window. Thankfully, no one was injured.
The aspiring fashion designer was arrested in her 47th street apartment around 7:50 p.m. on charges of reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence, and criminal possession of marijuana.
A photographer who recently shot Amanda told In Touch that Amanda was never without drugs.
“She had at least a dozen hand rolled joints on her. She had them in her palm at one point in the backseat--she'll smoke one halfway, put it out. Then light a new one. Then re-light the other half. It’s so weird! But she is constantly smoking weed,” the freelance photographer told the mag.
One of Amanda’s closest friends also lives in the building and told a pal he had to completely cut ties with her.
"He goes out of his way to avoid her—he just doesn't want to get caught up in all her s**t," the buddy told In Touch. On top of that, a source tells the mag, "Amanda has cursed out residents and the doormen, and odor of pot from her apartment is pissing people off."
After her arrest, Amanda was taken to Roosevelt hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and is expected to appear before a judge this morning.