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Fred Willard

Arrested

for Lewd Conduct

7/19/2012 7:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Fred Willard was arrested for lewd conduct last night in Hollywood when police allegedly caught him with his pants down in an adult movie theater ... TMZ has learned.

According to law enforcement sources, LAPD undercover vice officers went into the Tiki Theater in Hollywood and found the 78-year-old "Anchorman" star watching last night's feature ... with his penis exposed and in his hand.

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We're told Willard was arrested around 8:45PM and booked for lewd conduct.

It was a quick release -- we're told he was out of police custody a short while later.

As for which movie Fred was watching -- there are 3 flicks in rotation at the theater ... "Follow Me 2," a XXX parody of "The Client List," and "Step Dad No. 2."

Willard is best known for his memorable roles in "Best in Show", "For Your Consideration", "American Wedding" and "Everybody Loves Raymond."

According to IMDB, Fred is "rumored" to be in pre-production for a movie entitled ... "The Yank."

It's a comedy.

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8:47 AM PT -- We're starting to get comments from people who say Fred is 72 and not 78 ... but official records show that he was born on September 18, 1933 ... NOT 1939.

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-- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the LAPD vice officers were not conducting a raid ... but rather a "random walk-through" of the premises.

We're told ... when theaters like this get their license, they have to allow cops in whenever they want ... to inspect.

In fact, the theater has a sign posted in the front which warns customers that the theater is "viewed by LAPD."

The theater also warns, "No Alcohol, No Weapons, No smoking inside" ... and no pets.

The signs do not warn about flogging the dolphin.

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1.

Truth    

WORST COMEDIAN EVER... #FIRST #TRUTH!!

805 days ago
2.

JiLL1    

a cry for attention from an aging has-been.

805 days ago
3.

Supr Dav     

Say it ain't so, Gopher.

805 days ago
4.

PJ    

just another Wednesday night in Hollywood

805 days ago
5.

Anne    

what else would you be expected to do while watching an adult film? Not my thing but do think it is silly that police raid a cinema during an adult film- like when Pee Wee Herman was arrested....that is why the films are made and shown right?

805 days ago
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john wayne gacy    


v i a g r a ........

805 days ago
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ThirdFromTheLeft    

So a lap dance from a naked chick is legal but jerking off in an adult theatre isn't. Stupid humans.

805 days ago
8.

TummyRockets    

QUICK RELEASE? THE YANK? WOW. Well played TMZ...wellll played

805 days ago
9.

Perky    

Nice to know that he can still attempt to rub one out at his age.

805 days ago
10.

Texas Gal    

I think ol' Fred has "The Yank" role well in hand :-}

805 days ago
11.

Spiffy    

Doesn't the LAPD have better things to do than to sit in adult movie theaters, waiting and watching for some poor slob to masturbate?

805 days ago
12.

dan    

Im gonna....Im gonna...comeeeee
PUT YOUR WRINKLED PENIS BACK IN YOUR PANTS AND PUT YOUR HANDS UP GRANDPA!!

805 days ago
13.

Ace    

Who goes to a XXX Movie theater when we have the internet???

805 days ago
14.

JoeFrancis    

72 yrs old NOT 78...

805 days ago
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CriticXtreme    

This is nothing more than a career move to stay relevant. Choking the chicken in public equals money. I'm just glad it's not some Hollyweird being with a boy story instead it's just one being with one's self.

805 days ago
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