Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf, the star of "Transformers" movies, has reportedly checked into a rehab following his NYC drunken arrest.REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

After the drunken antics in New York that led to his arrest, Shia LaBeouf has checked himself into a rehab center in Hollywood on Monday.

The 28-year old actor raked up quite a controversy on 26 June, following his highly publicized drunken escapades in New York City.

The "Transformers" actor reportedly chased a homeless person in Times Square and was arrested during a Broadway performance of Cabaret.

It is reported that the actor, who started out his career as the much-loved Louis Stevens in the Disney Channel series "Even Stevens", has struggled for long with alcohol addiction.

The actor was seen walking into the rehab wearing a ripped jeans and looking disheveled. LaBeouf was also spotted carrying an Alcoholics Anonymous book.

An eyewitness told X17 that the 2008 BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award winner looked nervous, while walking into the rehab "like he didn't want to do it, but knew he had to".

For the last several years, the actor has been attending the Alcoholic Anonymous. However, despite this, he has failed to call it quits, leading to several run-ins with the law.

Back in 2005, in a drunken brawl, LA police had arrested LaBeouf for assaulting his neighbor with a deadly weapon. It was reported that the actor wanted to crash his car into his neighbor's car, following a verbal altercation. The actor then showed up at the neighbor's house wielding a knife, making threats.

In 2007, a drunk LaBeouf turned up at the Walgreen's Chicago drugstore and had a scuffle with the security guards. He was later arrested for disorderly conduct. 

Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf arrives on the red carpet to promote "Nymphomaniac Volume I" during the 64th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin.Reuters

But it was at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year that the actor gained global attention over his erratic behavior.

During a press conference for "Nymphomaniac", LaBeouf  walked out, quoting the famous 'seagulls statement' made by French footballer Eric Cantona - "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea."

And adding to the bemusement of everyone present, he turned up at the red carpet event later that night, wearing a brown paper bag over his head that read: "I am not famous anymore".