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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.

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.

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121.

fanboymagazine    

OMG! The return of the Fernwood Flasher!

639 days ago
122.

Cody    

Well I guess that little blue pill was wasted last night...

639 days ago
123.

kronenburg    

I can't believe people still go to adult movie theaters. Isn't that what the internet is for?

639 days ago
124.

fanboymagazine    

Caught lupin' the tubing'; massaging' Mongo; strokin' the shoveled one; pumpiing the peccadillo; waxen' the walnetto; Yankin' out the yogurt...

More to follow on FERNWOOD TONIGHT!

639 days ago
125.

mcfloyd    

Leave the old man alone. It was a PORN theater for god's sake. Besides... what else is he going to do with a 78 year old hammer?

Slow night for the cops I guess.

639 days ago
126.

Maverick    

How embare-assing.

Seriously this older generation needs to know how to use porn properly. The Internets has plenty of good, safe pron in whatever genre -- say BBBW, if that's your preference -- and it keep people out of these theaters.

639 days ago
127.

pats    

You go Fred! Didn't know you could still get it up at 78.
Maybe that's why you still look so good at your age.
F**K LAPD. They are such bored lil' girls....I should know. I am the daughter of an LAPD officer. Nasty pricks.

639 days ago
128.

No Preservatives    

GEZ! LEAVE HIM ALONE. whats this say about the cop that went in there.....

639 days ago
129.

robbopaloobop    

I agree with the other commentators that this kind of stuff is best practiced while surfing the net

...now if you'll excuse me....

ah ah ah ah ah aahhahhhahahahhhh..............

(sorry, the rest of this post has been blocked due to inappropriate and lewd content)

639 days ago
130.

R    

How long did they watch him for before they arrested him?

639 days ago
131.

buzz kill    

Talk about a seedy looking joint. Pretty sad when you end up wasting your golden years in such a dump instead of playing with grandkids. On the plus side, at least Willards willy still works. :-)

639 days ago
132.

YouDontSay    

I never understood why people don't expect you to get horny when watching porn. I believe that is the point of porn.
The older I get the more I wonder what the hell happened.

639 days ago
133.

JD    

Wow the amazing thing is that there are still porn theaters out there. That's so old school.
And even when there were these type of theaters it had to be very rude to jerk off in the actual theater. Man these celebs are jerks offs.

639 days ago
134.

Flannigan    

Was he was auditioning his finger puppet?

639 days ago
135.

kronenburg    

And by the way, TMZ - he's 73, not 78. A quick look at imdb.com or wikipedia would let you verify that. Quite a skilled staff you have there.

639 days ago
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