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Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf writes about all the times he’s been arrested

The actor-artist has penned an essay for a book detailing each of his arrests – starting at age nine – and gives us the recipe for his favourite egg sandwich

In typically brilliant and unpredictable form, Shia LeBeouf – who has a handful of arrests to his name – has penned an essay for a book called Prison Ramen, written by Clifton Collins Jr. and ex-con Gustavo “Goose” Alvarez. Error Breeds Sense explores each of his arrests from age nine to that time when he wouldn’t leave Walgreens so had to spend the night in a cell in NYC. E! has shared some interesting excerpts from his essay:

"The first time I was only nine years old. It was in Pacoima, California. I was arrested for stealing a pair of Nike Cortezes from a local shop and held for six hours." 

"The second time I was eleven, in the city of Tujunga, California. I was arrested for stealing a Gameboy Pokémon from Kmart. That time, too, I was in a substation for about six hours."

"The third time I was twenty, in Van Nuys, California. I tried to stab my neighbor and spent two days in jail. While I was there, I at least understood that being in jail is not the move. It sucks ass."

"The fourth time I was in Chicago and I wouldn't leave Walgreen's, so I was taken to spend the night in jail. For some reason, I had the best sleep ever," he writes. "The most recent time was 2014, when I was twenty-eight and in New York City. I went to see the play Cabaret. I didn't behave very well during the performance and ended up spending twenty-five hours or so behind bars."

In keeping with the foody format of the book, LaBeouf then goes on to describe a “terrific egg sandwich” he had. Here’s the recipe courtesy of the man himself:

Like most who are simultaneously blessed and plagued with a creative mind, he isn’t a certain character. He concludes, “When I'm nervous in my creativity, I think of my failures in life and in art. Thinking about my screwups loosens the grip of fear. It's freeing to fuck up and to recover.”