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Shia LaBeouf is no stranger to run-ins with the law, but now he's getting candid about his rap sheet.
In a new book titled Prison Ramen, the Transformers alum, 29, is one of a few celebrities to open up about their arrests and how they've affected their lives. The anthology, which is written by LaBeouf's Man Down co-star Clifton Collins Jr. and Gustavo "Goose" Alvarez, also features recipes from behind bars.
LaBeouf's essay, Error Breeds Sense, talks about how his jail time, including his incarceration from the Cabaret incident, have helped his creativity. "I have been incarcerated five times. The first time I was only nine years old. It was in Pacoima, California. I was arrested for stealing a pair of Nike Cortezes from a local shop and held for six hours," he writes.
"The second time I was eleven, in the city of Tujunga, California. I was arrested for stealing a Gameboy Pokémon from Kmart. That time, too, I was in a substation for about six hours," he continues.
But it wasn't until he actually spent time in the can did he realize that prison life isn't so great.