Shia LaBeouf found himself on the wrong end of a pair of handcuffs this weekend when he got arrested again for being a loud, drunk mess at 4 am in in Savannah, Georgia. TMZ recently got their hands on the bodycam footage of Shia being very drunk and extremely disorderly.
Shia was arrested at his hotel, and he wasn’t happy. He keeps calling the police officer “sir” and “bro“, which as anyone who has ever dealt with a drunk dude knows isn’t a great sign of things to come. He also demands the arresting officers remove “these shits” (handcuffs) from his arms. Hearing Shia refer to his handcuffs as “these shits” made me pull up his biography and double check he didn’t grow up in the same town as me. Many shifts working at the local Canadian Tire did I hear a customer say: “Hold on, I got a coupon for these shits.“
The situation gets worse after Shia calls the officer a “stupid bitch” and a “dumb fuck“, and decides to make it a race thing by accusing the officer, who is African American, of taking some kind of racist revenge by arresting a white guy who “just asked for a cigarette.“
Shia also did his best Reese Witherspoon impression by yelling about being an AMERICAN CITIZEN.
Shia’s angry drunk rant continued in the police car all the way to the station. More cussing, more calling the officers a “bitch,” more shitty questions about why they’re putting a “white man in the pen.“
TMZ has another video of Shia at the station.
These videos make me think lots of things. Like that Shia really needs to learn to keep his mouth shut when he gets arrested to prevent more garbage from spilling out. But I mostly can’t stop wondering why people think that screaming “I AM AN AMERICAN CITIZEN” is an automatic release button for the cops. If you really need a moment from the police to gather your thoughts, claim you’ve got a dozen live squirrels in your pants. It won’t un-arrest you, but it might buy you some time.