Shia LaBeouf 'charged with battery and petty theft' after stealing a man's hat following 'physical altercation' in LA

SHIA LaBeouf has been "charged with battery and petty theft" after stealing a man's hat following a "physical altercation."

The news of the arrest broke on Thursday following the altercation, which took place in Los Angeles in June.



Law enforcement told TMZ that the actor allegedly got into a verbal fight with a man that escalated and became physical.

The man filed a police report, with law enforcement concluding that the actor allegedly was the aggressor in the altercation following an investigation.

The L.A. City Attorney charged Shia with battery and petty theft, which are both misdemeanors.

While the 34-year-old actor has managed to stay out of trouble recently, the arrest is not the first time he's been in trouble with the law.

Back in 2017, Shia was arrested in Savannah, Georgia for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and obstruction.


The Honey Boy star pleaded no contest to the disorderly conduct charge, while he was later found guilty of obstruction but found not guilty of public intoxication.

Also in 2017, Shia was charged with assault and harassment following a protest scuffle in New York City.

TMZ reported that the charges were later dropped due to the lack of evidence of a crime taking place as he got into an altercation with another protestor.

The incident was caught on camera, which allegedly showed the actor arguing with someone before he hit a man in the chest.


The Disney Channel alum has been known for his crazy antics and strange behavior in the past, while he's gone on a number of rants.

While getting arrested in Georgia, the actor was caught on tape allegedly making a number of racist comments directed at the cops.

In a video shared by TMZ, the drunk actor told a black officer: "You're going to hell, straight to hell, bro." 

He also claimed that "a black man arrested me for being white."

The actor recently appeared in the virtual live table read of Fast Times at Ridgemont High in mid-September.

The all-star cast also included Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Julia Roberts, Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Jimmy Kimmel and Henry Golding.

He appeared as the lovable stoner Jeff Spicoli during the live reading, which was the role played by Sean in the 1982 film.

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