TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Fred Willard

Arrested

for Lewd Conduct

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

0719_fred_williard_article

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.

0719_tiki_theatre
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.

update_bar
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.

7:06 AM PT
-- 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.

0719_tiki_entry2

0314_divider_graphic

0719_fred_willard_pants_footer

520 COMMENTS

No Avatar
61.

stampy    

what do police think people are doing in there? geez

724 days ago
62.

THE-KILLUMINATED-ONE    

Its illegal because the Government can't tax you per yank.

724 days ago
63.

Cashmere    

At least he was holding his own wood. I'd arrest the guy who was knitting in an Adult Theatre first. I wonder what they do when they find women with their hands in their pants???

724 days ago
64.

nipples mugee    

Hey to go ol chap, I hope when I reach that age I still enjoy rubbing one off to porn..

724 days ago
65.

ManiacalZebra    

Dude! It's called the "internet" and you can see all you could ever want without getting arrested!

724 days ago
66.

YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE    

Get bent!!!!!!!!!! all of the murderers and pedophiles running around and they arrest this man for this? oh no they did not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fred stay real dude I am glad you are a normal man I still love ya!!!!!!!!!

724 days ago
67.

Big Gay Al    

Well there goes his children's show out the window.

724 days ago
68.

Duany Duany    

Fred is the funniest guy on the planet!

And who doesn't use the 'cool breeze method' when they visit their local pornographic outlet?

Only pathetic little Christian conservaties should be concerned with this news...and only because they want to control everyone.

724 days ago
69.

xiam007    

pee wee herman #2

724 days ago
70.

Jay W.     

lmao... 78 years old ? Good for you Fred, just do that kind of stuff at home.


Hope I still have that kind of drive when I'm that age.

724 days ago
71.

kathy johnson    

who gives a ****... He was watching porn in an adult theater... what the hell do people think actually happens in those places?

724 days ago
72.

karlew    

How many crimes with victims were commited in Hollywood last night while these voyeur cops were trolling adult theatres looking for old guys with their hands in their own pants. Guess it's easier to harrass an old man than bust a kill crazy drug freak with a weapon. These cops are totally and completely useless

724 days ago
73.

AnonyMouse    

What a shame. I saw him the other night on the improv show with Wayne Brady, Trust Us With Your Life. The shame is not that he did what he did, but that he is now being humiliated by the media. Who among you is without sin? Or is the sin just in getting caught?

724 days ago
74.

D-INCARNATION    

I hate it when that happens , en-bare-ass-ing...

724 days ago
75.

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

I pity the cop that had to catch him in the act. Seeing an exposed 78-year-old extended male member can´t be pleasant.

724 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web