The plot thickens as Amanda Bynes neighbours have apparently turned to the press to vent about the experience of living with the, shall we say, eccentric retired star. According to the New York Post, they have a lot to vent about. “Living with Amanda Bynes is like living with Linda Blair in The Exorsist,” one resident in Amanda’s building reportedly shared. “She stares you out in the elevator. Residents are terrified to be alone with her. She knocked on one woman’s door, and when it opened, she screamed ‘You’re ugly,’ and ran away. Amanda always seems to be alone, muttering to herself and looking completely out of it.”

This account matches up remarkably well with what the media have been reporting about Bynes lately, but if it’s true, it might imply that there’s something more troubling going on with the retired actress than your standard celebrity breakdown. Maybe it goes deeper than just a pierced-cheeks-blonde-wig rebellion. According to the anonymous resident, Bynes’ antics in the building’s communal spaces – the lobby, elevators, aren’t flying with the building’s management either. The disgruntled neighbor continues: “The day before her arrest, she arrived in a cab and ran upstairs, leaving the driver shrieking that she owed him $150. She left her cellphone in the cab. The good news is, she hasn’t been seen in the building since her arrest.”

Luckily, Amanda still has people in her camp. While her LA-based family is trying to stage an intervention and take over the management of Amanda’s life and career. Meanwhile, her lawyer has leaped to her defence in front of the media: “Amanda’s fine. This has all been blown out of proportion.”

Hopefully that’s all there is to it, but in the mean time, most of us re just rooting for the troubled star to get her bearings.

Amanda Bynes, MTV Movie Awards
Bynes' neighbors were among the first to take note of her odd behavior.

Amanda Bynes, TAO Asian Bistro Anniversary
There is hope for the starlet yet.