LaBeouf to face court
Shia LaBeouf leaves Midtown Community Court. Picture: AP

Actor Shia LaBeouf has been released from police custody after he was escorted from a Broadway theatre for yelling obscenities and continued to act irrationally while being arrested.

The 28-year-old, who starred in the first three Transformers movies, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and harassment on Thursday night at the Broadway show Cabaret.

A spokesman for the show says the actor was "disruptive during act one" and was escorted out of the theatre at intermission.

According to police, security guards asked LaBeouf to leave the Studio 54 theatre, but he refused, used obscene language and physically interfered with employees.

Police said he made aggressive statements and threats to security guards and police officers. He was acting irrationally, continued to make aggressive statements and used foul language after he was removed from the theatre and throughout the arrest process, they said.

Officers also said he appeared intoxicated or under the influence of some kind of drug.

LaBeouf, whose other films include Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Disturbia and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, was represented by a Legal Aid lawyer on Friday and is due back in court on July 24.

As a dishevelled-looking LaBeouf left the court alone wearing a ripped blue T-shirt and baggy pants, he made no comment to the mob of waiting photographers and reporters and walked briskly down the street.

Earlier this year, the star made headlines when he walked out of a press conference and attended a red-carpet premiere at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival to promote the movie Nymphomaniac Volume 1 wearing a brown paper bag saying 'I Am Not Famous Anymore'.

In February he also set up an unusual art installation in a Los Angeles called #IAMSORRY in which visitors were asked to select a small item from a group of objects on a table and were then escorted into a room where a silent LaBeouf sat wearing a similar brown bag on his head.

He also apologised via Twitter to a graphic novelist whose work he was accused of plagiarising in his short film Howard

The West Australian

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