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Arrest Warrant Issued for Natasha Lyonne

Apr 19, 2005 | 11:42am EDT

Actress Natasha Lyonne was slapped with an arrest warrant April 18, after failing to appear in court to answer charges stemming from her alleged threats to molest a dog.

The American Pie star, 26, is charged with criminal mischief, harassment and trespass after an unexplained fit of rage in December when authorities said she banged on the door of her New York City 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. Prosecutors say Lyonne showed up in court one hour late, stayed 30 minutes, and left.

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