Amanda Bynes is back on the streets … the judge released her on her own recognizance moments ago in NYC — after she offered a hysterical excuse for her alleged bong-tossing arrest.
Amanda told the judge the bong cops say she threw out of her apartment window last night was “just a vase.”
Prosecutors requested Bynes be held in lieu of $1,000 bail. The judge instead chose to let her go without bail … but gave her a stern warning that if she missed her court date in July an arrest warrant would be issued.
Amanda was escorted out of court by an officer … and left, on her own, in a taxicab.
8:52 AM PT — our sources obtained the criminal complaint from the incident … which says a man in Amanda”s building told cops he witnessed the actress smoking a joint in the first floor lobby.
The report says an officer went to Amanda”s room … and saw a bong on the kitchen counter.
According to the report, the cop — wearing a “full police uniform” — asked Amanda about the bong … and that”s when the actress flipped out.
Here”s the cop”s narrative — “I observed [Amanda] grab said bong, run to the westbound-facing window, and throw it out the window where numerous pedestrians were walking on the 8 Avenue and West 47 Street sidewalks below.”
Bynes was immediately arrested for reckless endangerment, possession of weed and tampering with evidence.