Shia LaBeouf Talks About His 5 Arrests In New Book 'Prison Ramen'

Shia LaBeouf is one of many celebrities to open up about his prior arrests for a new book titled, "Prison Ramen," by Clifton Collins Jr. and Gustavo "Goose" Alvarez.

The book's name also alludes to prison recipes discovered by the famous inmates during their time behind bars.

In his essay, 'Error Breeds Sense,' LaBeouf recounts the five times he has been incarcerated, starting with his first arrest at age nine for stealing a pair of Nike Cortez sneakers from a local shop in Paicoma, California.

The actor was held for six hours for a crime ironically similar to the one his character, Stanley Yelnats, is falsely accused of in the Disney movie, "Holes."

He continues on with the stories of four subsequent arrests, which have been excerpted on E!:

The second time I was eleven, in the city of Tujunga, California. I was arrested for stealing a Gameboy Pokémon from Kmart. That time, too, I was in a substation for about six hours. The third time I was twenty, in Van Nuys, California. I tried to stab my neighbor and spent two days in jail. While I was there, I at least understood that being in jail is not the move. It sucks ass. The fourth time I was in Chicago and I wouldn't leave Walgreen's, so I was taken to spend the night in jail. For some reason, I had the best sleep ever. The most recent time was 2014, when I was twenty-eight and in New York City. I went to see the play Cabaret. I didn't behave very well during the performance and ended up spending twenty-five hours or so behind bars...

It was during his most recent incarceration the pro-rat tail motivational speaker discovered a unique recipe for what he calls a "terrific egg sandwich," the Egg Ramen Salad Sandwich.


LaBeouf highlights that his past mistakes and time spent in prison have at least provided him with a sense of motivation of sorts, saying,

When I'm nervous in my creativity, I think of my failures in life and in art. Thinking about my screwups loosens the grip of fear. It's freeing to f--k up and to recover.

Since writing his excerpt for the book, the 29-year-old was arrested for the sixth time in early October on public intoxication charges in Austin, Texas.

Citations: Shia LaBeouf Details His Arrest History in New Book Prison Ramen: "It's Freeing to F--k Up and Recover" (E!)