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Shia LaBeouf punched in the face in a bar fight

February 7, 2011 |  1:11 pm

Shia LaBeouf bar fight Shia LaBeouf had a rough last call Friday night -- the "Transformers" actor was involved in a heated bar fight that ended with punches and a police presence.

At Mad Bull's Tavern in Sherman Oaks, where LaBeouf is a regular, the actor took one to the kisser after a verbal altercation with a male patron, according to several reports.

The guy wanted a picture of Shia with his girlfriend, says RadarOnline, but was denied. As LaBeouf was leaving, the man allegedly hurled a gay slur, which led to the confrontation. A punch reportedly split LaBeouf's lip.

The bar bouncer intervened, and a squad car passing by quickly pulled up and detained LaBeouf, placing his hands over his head -- contrary to reports that he was handcuffed -- and questioning him, according to an eyewitness. Radar also said LaBeouf's truck was parked at the venue, but police wouldn't let him drive it, instead directing him away from the bar on foot.

People close to the actor told TMZ a different version of events Saturday: that LaBeouf was jumped outside the establishment as he was leaving.

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