Shia LaBeouf Explains Arrest At Broadway Show
Wayward star spills the beans on his infamous encounter with the cops...
The troubled star opened up to the queen of chat last week about his paper bag stunt at a movie premiere and the subsequent performance art piece - and bared all on his inner demons.
But he waited until his current promotional tour for movie Fury brought him to Jimmy Kimmel Live last night in order to spill the beans on his infamous arrest at a Broadway production of Cabaret earlier this year.
Don't get too excited though, because while he gives chapter and verse from his (very drunken) recollections of the night - it seems to have been one of those times that you "had to be there".
He explained that he'd been drinking whisky in a bar in NYC and had got chatting to a homeless former marine during a cigarette break outside.
But when a fan began taking photos, his new friend got spooked and ran off - with a drunken LaBeouf giving chase to try to placate him.
He revealed that a dancer then offered him a ticket to see Cabaret, explaining: "The drunk is really starting to kick in, I was feeling really drunk by now."
And he admitted drunkenly chatting to two audience members and slapping star Alan Cumming on the bum as he walked past - having been convinced that Cumming had been winking at him.
He also confessed to lighting a ciggie in the theatre, having seen Cumming do the same on stage and got a bit confused.
LaBeouf explained that he was collared by police during the show's interval: "Another person comes up to me and says there's a party outside and I see six cops having their own party.
"Anyway, they want to take me to the station. So I get to the station and I quickly realise I'm not supposed to be here. So I turn into 2Pac and now I'm ripping my shirt off and I'm doing push-ups, like, 'Don't mess with me'.
"And a guy asks me, 'What you in here for?' and I reply, 'Cabaret, homie'."
And the fun didn't end there, with the 28-year-old admitting that he caused more problems after being taken to the police station.
"So they fingerprint me and I'm thinking, 'I got to get out of this cell with six dudes', so I figure I'm gonna spit on this cop's shoe, that's my way out.
"So I spit on his shoe, and I'm looking at him, and he puts a mask on me and ushered me into my own private dwelling.
"And then they gave me a McDonald's egg sandwich. And that's the story."
He then vowed: "I'm going to stay away from Broadway for a little bit."