It appears Shia has been breaking the law and had a warrant issued for his arrest! …for smoking cigarettes? We get the news from the caves of yahoo:
Shia LaBeouf has pleaded not guilty to an unlawful smoking charge. Attorney Michael Norris entered the plea on behalf of the 21-year-old actor Wednesday, a day after a judge issued a $1,000 bench warrant for LaBeouf’s arrest.
The bench warrant, which didn’t contain details on the circumstances or the location of the offense, was dismissed. According to TMZ, the 21-year-old thesp was busted for puffing illegally on the sidewalk outside a gift store called Skyblupink. LaBeouf, who was cited last month, was scheduled to be arraigned on the misdemeanor charge but he failed to appear at Tuesday’s hearing. A hearing is set for April 24. If convicted, the “Transformers” star faces a maximum penalty of a $1,000 fine and six months in jail.
I don’t smoke, but I certainly feel for those that do sometimes. You are allowed to buy cigarettes, but it is slowly becoming illegal to smoke them anywhere; and this is odd to me. How Shia can get busted for smoking on a sidewalk is beyond my understanding. If you can’t smoke out side now; where can you go? Space? Underground smoking caves? Who knows, I don’t have to deal with the nuisance, but the laws certainly seem to be going overboard.
I do not think Shia is going to go to the slammer for this, but It would certainly be a big news day if he did. We will have to pick up on this story In April and see what punishment the judge decrees (if any).