Transformers star SHIA LaBEOUF has vowed never to get arrested again - after a string of "embarrassing" incidents threatened to hamper his promising film career.
The 21-year-old actor was accused of trespassing in November (07) after refusing to leave a Chicago, Illinois convenience store at 4am, but the misdemeanour charges were subsequently dropped.
An arrest warrant was also issued for LaBeouf in March (08) after he was accused of failing to turn up to court to face a charge of smoking in a prohibited area in California in February (08). The star eventually pleaded guilty to the charges and landed a $500 (GBP250) fine for the offence.
And now LaBeouf has promised not to get himself into any more trouble.
He says, "There's nothing cool about getting arrested for stupid stuff at my age. But it keeps happening to me. I could pretend that I find it all highly amusing, but I'd be lying.
"It's deeply embarrassing. I decided a long time ago to stop doing stupid things, so clearly I've still got some work to do on myself. I'm not anonymous any more.
"Now, I light up a cigarette in the wrong place and overnight I'm the Al Capone of misdemeanours. What I've got in terms of acting is too important for me to jeopardise."