Amanda Bynes appeared in a criminal court on Friday disheveled in a long blond wig and sweats where she was charged with reckless endangerment after police said she threw a mar***ana b**g out of her Manhattan apartment building.
Amanda Bynes, 27, was arrested Thursday evening, after building officials at her midtown apartment called police to complain she was rolling a j**nt and smoking p*t in the lobby.
Two shocking mug shots have since emerged of Amanda Bynes.
The former child star initially posed for a booking photo in her platinum blonde wig but was later forced to remove it – and reveal her shaved head – for her official police picture.
Amanda Bynes scowled in both frames and appeared to have heavy bags under her eyes. She announced she shaved half her head in April, claiming a hair stylist “fried” with bleach. It’s unclear exactly when she cut off the rest of her long locks.
The officers went to Amanda Bynes’ apartment on the 36th floor where they said they saw heavy smoke and a b**g sitting on the kitchen counter. They said Amanda Bynes tossed the b**g out the window in front of them, prosecutors said.
An incident report quotes the officer as saying: “I observed [Amanda Bynes] grab said b**g, run to the westbound-facing window, and throw it out the window where numerous pedestrians were walking on the 8 Avenue and West 47 Street sidewalks below.”
Amanda Bynes then said to police: “It was just a vase,” according to Manhattan assistant district attorney Chikaelo Ibeabuchi.
She called authorities herself during the dramatic arrest, sources tell In Touch magazine.
Amanda Bynes shaved head mugshots was revealed as she appeared in court for reckless endangerment
“She called 911, saying cops were going to assault her,” an insider told the publication.
Amanda Bynes’ attorney for the arraignment Andrew Friedman told the court: “My client completely denies illegally throwing anything out of her window.”
Andrew Friedman claims Amanda Bynes was illegally followed into her apartment by police.
The judge released Amanda Bynes on her own recognizance and gave her a July 9 court date.
Thursday, Amanda Bynes was held overnight at a police precinct. She pulled up to court Friday morning in a squad car where she was greeted by a crush of media. She was also charged with attempted tampering with evidence and unlawful possession of mar***ana, all misdemeanors.
“I don’t want any photos. No press are allowed in here,” Amanda Bynes announced to the public courtroom.
Her lawyer said Amanda Bynes had no record in New York, but the judge noted she had several out-of-state cases. In California in December, Amanda Bynes resolved a misdemeanor hit-and-run case after entering into a civil settlement with other drivers.
Also in California, Amanda Bynes was charged last fall with driving on a suspended license after it was temporarily taken away from her after two hit-and-run cases where she was accused of leaving the scene without providing proper information. She has also pleaded not guilty to drunken driving in a separate case.
In releasing her, Chief New York County Judge Neil Ross gave Amanda Bynes a stern warning not to make trouble or miss any court dates.
“I do want to make sure you understand,” he said.
“If you get arrested again … I’m going to be setting very, very significant bail.”
“OK,” Amanda Bynes replied.
“You’re in a very, very challenging situation right now,” the judge said.
Assistant district attorney Chikaelo Ibeabuchi had asked for $1,000 bail. He said no b**g was recovered from the street below – a sign, her attorney said, that Amanda Bynes was telling the truth.
“There was nothing recovered from the sidewalk, clearly a search was made for the bag,” said Andrew Friedman of the New York County Defender Services. He said Amanda Bynes was followed illegally into her apartment and has made a complaint about police wrongfully entering.
As the judge dispensed with her case, Amanda Bynes said: “Thank you sir, have a nice day.”
Amanda Bynes then got into a waiting yellow cab ringed with photographers and TV cameras and left.
The former Nickelodeon star has been exhibiting erratic behavior of late with some eyebrow-raising public outings and online postings.
Russia has announced it will expel US diplomat Ryan Fogle briefly detained in Moscow for allegedly trying to recruit a Russian intelligence officer as a spy.
Ryan Fogle, named as CIA agent, was held overnight after he was apparently arrested wearing blond wig.
He has been declared “persona non grata” for “provocative actions in the spirit of the Cold War”, the Russian foreign ministry said on its website.
The US ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul, had been summoned, it added.
Ryan Fogle is said to have worked as third political secretary at the US embassy in Moscow.
A state department spokesperson said: “We can confirm that an officer at our US embassy in Moscow was briefly detained and was released. We have seen the Russian foreign ministry announcement and have no further comment at this time.”
The diplomat was reportedly arrested with a large sum of money, technical devices and written instructions for the Russian agent he had tried to recruit.
Photos purporting to show Ryan Fogle’s detention have been widely circulated in the Russian media.
The foreign ministry said it had ordered Ryan Fogle to leave the country, in a statement posted online on Tuesday afternoon.
“Such provocative actions in the spirit of the Cold War will by no means promote the strengthening of mutual trust,” the ministry said.
Russia has announced it will expel US diplomat Ryan Fogle briefly detained in Moscow for allegedly trying to recruit a Russian intelligence officer as a spy
The incident creates an uncomfortable atmosphere at a time when the US and Russia are involved in delicate diplomacy over Syria and in taking cautious steps towards defrosting relations.
However, the incident is unlikely to have any long-term political consequences, as both countries know that espionage did not end with the Cold War.
Russia’s Federal Security Service earlier released images allegedly showing Ryan Fogle during and after his arrest.
Wearing a blue checked shirt and a plain baseball cap, he was shown being held on the ground with his hands bound, then being escorted away.
Another photo showed him sitting at desk, his hat removed.
Possessions said to be Ryan Fogle’s are laid out on a table. They include a sum of money in 500-euro banknotes and two wigs, one of which he was apparently wearing at the time of his detention.
Also on the table are a compass, map, knife, dark glasses and small mobile phone.
“FSB counter-intelligence agents detained a CIA staff member who had been working under the cover of third political secretary of the US embassy in Moscow,” the FSB said.
“At the moment of detention, special technical equipment was discovered, written instructions for the Russian citizen being recruited, as well as a large sum of money and means for altering appearance.”
Russian state TV has displayed a piece of paper, which it said was Ryan Fogle’s letter to the Russian officer.
Addressing the recipient as “Dear friend”, the letter offers $100,000 “to discuss your experience, expertise and co-operation”.
It goes on to say: “We can offer up to $1 million a year for long-term co-operation, with extra bonuses if we receive some helpful information.
“This is a down payment from someone who is very impressed with your professionalism and who would greatly appreciate your co-operation in the future.”
The letter is simply signed “Your friends”.
The last major espionage case involving the two countries took place in 2010, when 10 people pleaded guilty to spying on the US for Russia.
The alleged agents were deported from the US in exchange for four people the Russians claimed had been spying for the West, in the biggest spy swap since the Cold War.
Last year, a former UK government official admitted that Britain had been caught spying after Russia exposed its use of a fake rock in Moscow to hide electronic equipment.
Shortly after the 2006 incident, Russia introduced tough new legislation on foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly accused Britain, the US and other countries of financing NGOs to meddle in Russian politics.
Last July, Vladimir Putin passed a controversial law requiring all NGOs that receive overseas funding to register as “foreign agents”.
Two months ago, Russian security services launched a series of investigations into foreign-funded NGOs, raiding their offices and seizing computers and documents.
The apparent crackdown drew widespread international criticism.