Saturday, July 18, 2009

Mischa is 5150

Actress Mischa Barton was placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold (also known as a "5150") by the Los Angeles Police Department on Wendesday evening and transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Section 5150 of the California Welfare and Institutions Code authorizes authorities to hold a person involuntarily for up to 72 hours if they present a danger to themselves or others, or suffer from a mental disorder.
Was the first warning sign when she was photographed crying in her car (above)? Or was it when she was caught buying Bud Light (of all beers)?

PS: Van Halen's 1986 album "5150," their first with lead singer Sammy Hagar, was also named after the same California code section.

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