Amanda Bynes showing symptoms of schizophrenia?

Amanda Bynes has been hospitalized under psychiatric watch after accidentally soaking her dog in gasoline while attempting to build a fire on a stranger's driveway Monday night.

According to TMZ, Bynes mistakenly doused her pet Pomeranian while trying to build the fire and then raced to a local gas station where she attempted to wash the dog in the employee area sink. A cashier confronted Bynes, who allegedly "freaked out" and left the store.

Police say Bynes' responses warranted a 5150 hold

Law enforcement sources say that the incident, which happened in Thousand Oaks, Calif. around 9 p.m., was around the same area where Amanda was recently accused of trespassing.

The sheriff's office was called, and Bynes was found standing around the fire. She was questioned about what she was doing, and, based on her answers, was taken into custody on a 5150 hold - an involuntary hospitalization for mental evaluation.

Experts say the incident, combined with Bynes' history of erratic and dangerous behavior, could be indicative of schizophrenia. Earlier this year she was seen wearing a blue wig to a court appearance for an incident involving a bong. The actress was arrested on May 23rd for marijuana possession and reckless endangerment. Medical officials are reportedly seeking a two-week extension on Amanda's evaluation.

A normal 5150 hold can only be enforced for 72 hours.

Source: All Media NY, San Jose Mercury News

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