`Do you know who I am?: LaBeouf to policeman when arrested him

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 28, 2014, 14:43 PM IST

Los Angeles: Shia LaBeouf started spitting at a police officer and yelling `Do you know who I am?` when he was arrested for disrupting a Broadway production.

The 28-year-old actor has been formally charged with one count of criminal trespass in the third degree, one count of trespass, two counts of disorderly conduct, and one count of harassment in the second degree, reportedly.

The star started ranting when he was being removed from the theatre. In an expletive-filled rant, LaBeouf said, "Do you know my life? Do you know who I am?". He then started spitting at the police officer.

The star caused problems at a performance of the Broadway show `Cabaret`. He was in the crowd at the musical, which currently stars Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming.

Seated in Manhattan`s Studio 54 theater, the actor started "interacting with strangers during the show and slapping peoples` backsides."

Another insider adds that he was "harassing audience members, harassing actors on the stage, and chain smoking inside the theater." LaBeouf was released from a New York City precinct after spending time in a holding cell on Thursday evening.