Cop-threatening drunk actor issues statement following arrest controversy

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Actor Shia LaBeouf, who was arrested Saturday and charged with disorderly conduct, obstruction and public drunkenness, has issued a statement of apology for his behavior during the incident.

Video footage of LaBeouf’s arrest was released, documenting his profanity-laced tirade and his threat to a police officer.

LaBeouf’s apology was issued via Twitter Wednesday and said, “I am deeply ashamed of my behavior and make no excuses for it. I don’t know if these statements are too frequent, or not shared often enough, but I am certain that my actions warrant a very sincere apology to the arresting officers, and I am grateful for their restraint. The severity of my behavior is not lost on me.

“My outright disrespect for authority is problematic to say the least, and completely destructive to say the worst,” he says. “I have been struggling with addiction publicly for far too long, and I am actively taking steps toward securing my sobriety and hope I can be forgiven for my mistakes.”

LaBeouf has been released from custody on a $7,000 bond.

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