During an appearance on the talk show "Ellen," actor Shia LaBeouf referred to his June arrest in New York as "hiccups."
LaBeouf, appearing Thursday with a crew cut and beard, recalled his removal from a play and night in a Manhattan jail.
"I went through like an existential crisis, which turned into some kind of like, uh, exploration, really," LaBeouf told host Ellen DeGeneres. "I had some hiccups, you know, some judgment error."
"I mean, I really went all the way with it," he said. "They put a Hannibal mask on me and a lead jacket."
LaBeouf said he was treated like that because he spat on an officer.
"Yeah, it's a no-no," he said.
However, LaBeouf told DeGeneres that he is "on the right path" thanks to the help and advice his mother has offered.