Police have released new video of Shia LaBeouf’s most recent arrest, in which the troubled actor and performance artist is heard violently berating and threatening to shoot the arresting officer.
TMZ published the bodycam video, recorded after the Transformers actor’s July 8 arrest for disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and obstruction in Savannah, Georgia, where the actor is filming the movie The Peanut Butter Falcon.
According to a Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police statement, after a bystander and a police officer denied LaBeouf’s request for a cigarette, the actor became belligerent and used profanity in front of a crowd of people, including children. Initially, he refused to leave the area as directed by the officer. He then ran away from officers trying to arrest him, ending up in a hotel lobby where he was finally detained.
The actor’s disorderly conduct did not cease after the arrest. In the newly released video, LaBeouf is heard spewing an expletive-laden, racist tirade against the arresting officer as he is transported in the police vehicle.
The 31-year-old LaBeouf repeatedly calls the officer a “b****” and “coward,” and reveals a shockingly racist attitude.
“You put your own kind in the f***ing pen for nothing,” he screams at the officer. “You put a white man in the pen for what?…for asking…a black man for a cigarette? That’s your own country…I pay my taxes, you dumb b****.”
In one of the most disturbing points in the video, LaBeouf tells the officer, “If I had my gun I’ll blow your s*** up.”
The actor’s meltdown veers from the profane to the absurd when he taunts the arresting officer as “a b**** for leagues,” and a “pirate b****.”
Bodycam video of the arrest released earlier showed LaBeouf screaming at officers: “I have rights!” and “I’m an American!”
He also threatened legal action with his “millionaire lawyers.”
The incident is the latest chapter in LaBeouf’s ongoing saga of legal woes and addiction. As CrimeOnline previously reported, he was sued in May by Los Angeles bartender David Bernstein in a $5 million lawsuit for defamation and assault. The lawsuit stems from an April 5 incident at Jerry’s Famous Deli, which was caught on camera.
LaBeouf is seen on video screaming at Bernstein, calling him a “f***ing racist b****.” The actor reportedly had wanted to sit in a section of the bar reserved for staff members of the restaurant, which draws a heavily African-American clientele.
As reported by CNN, the actor was arrested in January on assault and harassment charges stemming from an incident during an anti-Trump protest outside a New York City museum. The charges were later dropped.
LaBeouf contributed tales of his numerous run-ins with the law for the 2015 book Prison Ramen, revealing that his life of crime began at the age of nine.
In June 2014, LaBeouf was arrested for disorderly conduct, criminal trespassing and harassment at a New York performance of the musical Cabaret. As reported by CNN, the other two charges were dropped in a September 2014 agreement in which LaBeouf pled guilty to one count of disorderly conduct and was required to continue with his alcohol treatment program. The conviction was planned to be withdrawn as long as LaBeouf completed the program and avoided arrest for the next six months.
LaBeouf was released on $7,000 bail a few hours after his most recent arrest.
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