Things have been spiraling downhill for Amanda Bynes for months now, from her infamous “I want Drake to murder my vagina” tweet, to her creepy nicki-minaj transformation, to being kicked out of the Ritz Carlton after smoking weed and ordering room service 40 times …it’s been frightening to watch. But maybe this latest development is just the stopgap that the former child-star needs. Last night, Mandy was put on a “5150 hold” by police after she started a fire in a complete stranger’s driveway in Thousand Oaks, CA. When police asked her what she was doing there, her answers convinced them she needed to be admitted. For those not familiar with the 5150 California Welfare and Institutions code, that means she is confined to an involuntary psychiatric ward for up to 72 hours, pending evaluation.

According to the elderly lady who lived at the house, she was clueless about the strange young woman in her driveway (via  TMZ):

“…She had no idea what was going on until cops knocked on her front door. She says cops asked her, “Do you know anyone by the name of Amanda Bynes, or why she would have some vendetta against you?” She said no … not surprising because the woman is elderly.

Cops then described to her that there was a young lady in her driveway, who had lit a fire and was carrying a “little red gas tank.” The homeowner says cops told her Amanda had burned part of her clothing.”

Check out a pic of the burnt driveway after the jump…

At this point, you can’t help but to wonder what’s really going on in her head and/or if any outside factors (like drugs) are to blame for her recent stunt. Either way, we agree with October’s Very Own, Ryan Silverstein, when he says Amanda Bynes needs a hug.

Only Drake can squash this. No…not really. But medical help is a great start.

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