Lyonne Turns Self in for Terrorizing Dog
Actress faces charges of criminal mischief, harassment and trespassing
The 27-year-old, who had a warrant out for her arrest after missing four court hearings stemming from a bizarre and violent incident in 2004, turned herself in at Manhattan Criminal Court on Friday, Dec. 15, reports Reuters.
In December 2004, Lyonne went on an unexplained rampage, allegedly storming into her neighbor's Manhattan apartment and then threatening the family pet. Reports say that she grabbed the pooch and screamed at her neighbor, "I'm going to sexually molest your dog." She also tore a mirror from the apartment wall before other tenants called the police and had her arrested. The dog emerged from the attack unscathed.
Lyonne is charged with criminal mischief, harassment and trespassing, all of which will be dropped if the actress is able to stay out of trouble for the next six months.
Lyonne has recently completed an in-patient drug program in February and continues to attend outpatient rehabilitation groups. In August 2005, she was in Beth Israel's intensive care unit in New York City struggling with hepatitis C, a heart infection and a collapsed lung and was also undergoing methadone treatment, which is typically used to help heroin addiction.
She had a previous run-in with the law in 2001 when she lost control of her rental car on Miami Beach, jumped a curb, hit a road sign and attempted to continue on before an officer who observed the entire episode arrested her. She pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and six months of probation and performed 50 hours of community service.
The actress' film credits include "Everyone Says I Love You," "The Slums of Beverly Hills," "Party Monster" and "Blade: Trinity."