Transformers star Shia LaBeouf was arrested for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass, after he was handcuffed and escorted out of a Broadway performance of Cabaret yesterday. A NYPD spokesperson told Us Weekly: ''[Shia] has been charged with disorderly conduct. He was also charged with criminal trespass. While at Studio 54 he was upsetting patrons, being loud and yelling. He'll be jailed. There will be a court appearance for this matter.'' An eyewitness added: ''Shia seemed out of sorts. He was interacting with strangers during the show and slapping peoples' backsides. He was trying to avoid the police and fell. Then he was cursing at the police while being taken into custody.''
The 28-year-old actor - who has sparked fears for his mental health in recent months - reportedly had tears in his eyes as he was led out of the musical, which stars Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming, during intermission. Another source revealed that the Transformers star was ''harassing audience members, harassing actors on the stage, and chain smoking inside the theater.'' The bizarre incident comes after Shia declared he intended to retire from acting and ''all public life'' following ''attacks against his artistic integrity.'' The star has had a difficult few months, culminating in him storming out of a Nymphomaniac press conference in Berlin before arriving on the red carpet for the film's German premiere wearing a paper bag on his head that read, ''I am not famous anymore.'' He was also forced to apologize for alleged plagiarism.