Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to misdemeanor charge in Georgia

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – Shia LaBeouf will spend the next year on probation after the “Transformers” actor pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction stemming from a public outburst in Georgia.

LaBeouf appeared before a Recorder’s Court judge Thursday in Savannah, where he was arrested July 8 while staying in the area to film the movie “The Peanut Butter Falcon.”

Police said LaBeouf became aggressive and began shouting vulgarities in a downtown nightlife district after a bystander refused to give him a cigarette. Police said LaBeouf ran to a nearby hotel in an attempt to avoid arrest.

LaBeouf also pleaded no contest Thursday to a charge of disorderly conduct. Prosecutors dropped a charge of public drunkenness.

The actor’s plea deal requires anger management counseling. He must also complete a drug and alcohol evaluation.

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