Shia LaBeouf Tells the Full Story of His 'Cabaret' Arrest
Shia LaBeouf waves to photographers and fans while leaving the studio following an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday (October 13) in Hollywood.
The 28-year-old Fury actor told the full story of when he got arrested at a performance of the Broadway musical Cabaret over the summer.
Shia said he had just arrived back in New York City following a trip to Ireland to visit his girlfriend. The World Cup was happening so he stopped by a bar in Times Square to watch the game and he happened to start a conversation with a homeless man. He says the homeless man got scared by something and the man started running so Shia ran after him to calm him down. After, he went back to the bar to pay his bill when a fan, who just so happened to be a dancer in Cabaret, approached him and offered him a ticket to the show that night.
“I’m walking towards the [theater] and now the drunk is really kicking in. I’m really good and drunk at this point,” Shia said. “I get into the theater and it’s set up like an old club… They have tables and there’s all these women in burlesque and I’m like, ‘Oh, this really is some kind of party or something.’”
Shia LaBeouf on His Arrest
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Shia then said how he sat down at this table and there were two women in their 50s sitting there. Even though they didn’t want anything to do with him, bought them drinks and started feeding them fruit.
“Now I’m drinking these drinks and the show starts and out comes Alan Tuding… Alan Cumming. It could have been Allen Iverson at this point,” Shia joked. “He’s smoking a cigarette and so I go, ‘Oh, it’s that kind of party. Perfect. I want to have a cigarette too.’ So I pull this cigarette out and I’m smoking a cigarette and these women want nothing to do with me. Nobody wants nothing to do with me, but I don’t care. I’m just seeing Allen Iverson in leather pants and saying this is the craziest show I’ve ever seen.”
After saying that Alan winked at him during the show, Shia says the actor walked past him and he gave him a slap on the ass “because I think he deserves it. He’s seducing me. He’s the sexiest man I’ve ever seen… I slapped and grabbed him. I grabbed his whole cheek because I wanted the party right here in my pants. He finds a way to wiggle out of my Hercules grip and I’m a little disappointed about it so I think it’s about time to have another cigarette.”
Shia then says that at intermission, someone tells him there’s another party going on outside so he goes outside to find the cops waiting for him. “I see six cops having their own party and anyways, they end up taking me to the station,” he said. “I get to the station and I quickly realize, I’m not supposed to be here. I’m not made for this set up.”
“So I’m like, ‘You gotta do something. You gotta do something, man. You’re gonna die in here.’ So I turn into Tupac and now I’m ripping my shirt off and doing push-ups like, ‘Don’t mess with me dawg.’ And the guy’s like, ‘What are you in here for?’ And I’m like, ‘Cabaret,’” Shia added.
“So then they finger print me, do the whole business, and I’m like, ‘I gotta get out of this little cell with these six dudes. I’m tripping.’ So I figured 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 it was. He put a mask on me, a Hannibal mask and a lead jacket and ushered me to my private little dwelling where I sat for 25 hours and then they gave me a McDonald’s egg sandwich,” Shia concluded his story.