Police have released the body cam video from actor Shia LaBeouf’s arrest in Savannah, Georgia, and it shows the troubled actor repeatedly swearing at a police officer and calling the officer names.
You can watch the video below. Be aware that it contains disturbing language. TMZ called what happened on the video an “epic drunken rant.”
In the video, an officer takes LaBeouf into custody. A distressed LaBeouf says, “I have rights. I’m an American. You have me arrested in my hotel for doing what, sir…I’m a f*cking American. I pay taxes.”
At another point, he appears to say that the officer, who was black, had a president (that part is hard to hear) who “doesn’t give a f**k about you, and you wanna do what? Arrest white people?”
He continued the rant, saying, “I came up to you trying to be nice you stupid b*tch. I came up asking for a cigarette you dumb f*ck. Why would I ask for a cigarette if I was racist. I was asking for a cigarette. They have cameras everywhere you dummy. I have more millionaire lawyers than you know what to do with you stupid b*tch.”
He also says on the video, “Why am I in custody?” and calls the officer “you dumb f*ck.”
According to TMZ, LaBeouf was arrested for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and obstruction. The arrest occurred on July 8 in Savannah, Georgia.
WJCL reported that the actor “was arrested by Savannah-Chatham Metro Police around 4:00 a.m. after police say he ran from them after failing to comply with their request to leave the area near Wild Wings Café in City Market.” The television station reported that the police officer said the actor came up to the officer and a group of other people and asked for a cigarette, saying, “What (expletive) badge are you wearing?” and hurling profanities and allegedly refusing to leave.
You can read the full police report in the arrest here.