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In an image made from video, actress Amanda Bynes, center, wearing sweats and a blonde wig, is escorted from a Manhattan court Friday.
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Bynes in court over bong toss

– Actress Amanda Bynes appeared disheveled in a long blond wig and sweats Friday in a criminal court where she was charged with reckless endangerment after police said she heaved a marijuana bong out of her Manhattan apartment building.

The 27-year-old former child star was arrested Thursday evening and held overnight at a police precinct after building officials at her midtown apartment called police to complain she was rolling a joint and smoking pot in the lobby.

The officers went to her apartment on the 36th floor where they said they saw heavy smoke and a bong sitting on the kitchen counter. They said she tossed the bong out the window in front of them, prosecutors said.

She then said to police: “It was just a vase,” according to Manhattan assistant district attorney Chikaelo Ibeabuchi.

“My client completely denies illegally throwing anything out of her window,” said Andrew Friedman, her attorney for the arraignment.

Bynes was also charged with attempted tampering with evidence and unlawful possession of marijuana, all misdemeanors.

– Associated Press

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