TMZ has released a video of Shia LaBeouf trying to start a fight with an yet another anonymous person. This time, the video shows LaBeouf trying to provoke a random person to fight him outside an NYC strip club. In the video LaBeouf bops up and doing some kind of weird boxing (we think?) moves while an unidentified person who appears to be in charge tries to calm him down. It's unclear why he was trying to start a fight, or why he was loitering outside a strip club, but I think we know by now that Shia LaBeouf isn't governed by silly things like "reason" and "logic".
LaBeouf has had a wild couple of weeks as New York's Chief Troublemaker/menacing woodsprite/Public Enemy Number One. Just last month, LaBeouf was banned from an LA restaurant for peeing in the parking lot, and more recently he chased an unnamed publishing industry employee through Times Square. LaBeouf's erratic behavior ultimately culminated in his arrest last Thursday during a performance of Cabaret at Studio 54 in NYC when we he wouldn't stop yelling at the actors onstage and, as Vulture reports, generally causing a disturbance by being "loud and disruptive". Cabaret cast member Alan Cumming tweeted:
TMZ captured the footage of LaBeouf's strip club altercation a week before he was arrested during the Cabaret performance, and the way he bobs around taunting the unnamed persona would be funny, if it wasn't so weird and sad. We hope he finds whatever he was looking for inside that McDonald's bag.