Shia LaBeouf released after arrest at Broadway's "Cabaret"

Shia LaBeouf has been released after authorities say he was taken out of a New York City theater for being disorderly and yelling obscenities.

The actor, wearing a ripped blue T-shirt, skinny jeans and boots, walked several blocks to a hotel, surrounded by media, after his court appearance Friday. He declined to comment.

A spokesman for the Broadway musical "Cabaret" says LaBeouf was "disruptive during Act 1" and was escorted out of the Studio 54 theater at intermission Thursday night.

Law enforcement sources told the New York Post's Page Six that LaBeouf was slapping people on the behind and in the back of the head and also smoking in the theater. When police approached him, he was reportedly "incoherent" and "very agitated."

TMZ reports that LaBeouf argued with a homeless over a hat prior to the arrest. Photos show LaBeouf chasing the man around on the streets of New York.

The 28-year-old star of the "Transformers" franchise faces charges that include disorderly conduct and criminal trespass. He's due back in court July 24.

LaBeouf's other films include "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," ''Disturbia" and "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps." He does not appear in the latest "Transformers" installment, "Age of Extinction," which hits theaters Friday.

Last year, LaBeouf pulled out of what would have been his Broadway debut in "Orphans," a play starring Alec Baldwin. LaBeouf left the production over what was described as "creative differences" and was replaced by Ben Foster.

In February, the actor participated in a performance-art oddity at a Los Angeles art gallery wearing a bag over his head with the words "I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE" scrawled in black ink across it.

The stunt came days after he posed on the red carpet at the Berlin Film Festival in the same getup. At the same festival, he walked out of a news conference after answering a reporter's question by saying: "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much." The line was borrowed from a French soccer player who baffled reporters with it in the mid-1990s.

Last year, LaBeouf came under fire for borrowing the storyline and dialogue for his short film "Howard," which closely resembled the 2007 graphic novel "The Death-Ray" by Daniel Clowes. LaBeouf apologized on Twitter in a series of posts that were directly lifted from other famous mea culpas.

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