Arrest warrant for 'Pie' actress
Natasha Lyonne is charged with criminal mischiefTuesday, April 19, 2005 Posted: 8:21 AM EDT (1221 GMT)
NEW YORK (Reuters) -- A New York judge issued an arrest warrant on Monday for "American Pie" movie actress Natasha Lyonne, who failed to appear for a court hearing on charges stemming from a rampage during which she was heard threatening to molest a neighbor's dog.
Lyonne, 26, is charged with criminal mischief, harassment and trespass after an unexplained fit of rage last December when authorities said she banged on the door of her neighbor, stormed into the apartment and ripped a mirror from the wall.
Police called to the scene said Lyonne told the neighbor, "I'm going to sexually molest your dog."
Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Abraham Clott issued the arrest warrant after calling her case three times on Monday. Prosecutors said Lyonne showed up in court one hour late, stayed 30 minutes, and left.
It is not the first time Lyonne has been in trouble. In 2001, she lost control of her car while driving drunk, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to six months probation.
Lyonne has appeared in more than 30 films including "Blade: Trinity," "American Pie" and "Party Monster."