TMZ broke the story… Shia and a man had some sort of verbal argument before the alleged altercation become physical back in June. Our sources had said that when the dust subsided… Shia took the man’s hat and left the stage.
It is not known what led to the verbal altercation, but the man filed a police report and the cops eventually determined that Shia was the perpetrator. The case was ultimately dealt with by the LA city attorney, who charged the actor with battery misdemeanor and petty theft.
Shia has also been ordered to stay 100 meters from the site of the alleged incident, and he must stay 100 meters from the alleged victim, whom he cannot contact.
The court will check on Shia’s progress in 3 months, and if he’s a good boy for next year, the charges will be dismissed. If he’s wrong, however, Shia could be put on trial.