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Nick Stahl

Busted

Going Solo in Porn Store

12/28/2012 5:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1228_nick_stahl_videoHere's Nick Stahl's 2012 in a nutshell -- missing, found, missing, found, and now ... arrested for "touching himself" in a porno store, TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement tells us, LAPD undercover vice officers were conducting a routine check of an adult store in Hollywood around 6PM -- and found Stahl alone in a private booth, watching a porno, and committing a "lewd act."

We're told the "Terminator 3" star appeared to be "touching himself" -- you can figure out the rest -- and he was booked for lewd conduct ... a misdemeanor.

Nick was cited and released from police custody a few hours later ... and as he walked out of the police station he told our camera guy it was all a "misunderstanding" (see above). Also worth noting ... no one picked Stahl up from the station ... he just kinda wandered off into the night.

As we've reported, Stahl has disappeared -- sometimes for several weeks -- multiple times this year. As of July, he had reunited with his wife and was getting treatment for substance abuse.

Kinda fun fact: We're told one of the officers who arrested Stahl, also busted Fred Willard in July for pulling a similar deal in an adult theater.

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Lars Eighner    

I agree with Harvey: What do people think goes on in an adult bookstore?

If you don't want this in parks and you don't want it in alleys and alcoves, then give those who go to a place where there won't be children and where people won't be surprised by such behavior.

627 days ago
152.

jeff    

gimmee a break, instead of catching muggers and drug dealers, the cops are busting men alone in a peep booth, great job LAPD, i feel safer already.

627 days ago
153.

jeff    

gimmee a break, way to go LAPD, forget about the muggers and drug dealers, bust a guy watching a porn flick alone in a booth, i feel safer already!

627 days ago
154.

ahem...    

Why did this guy getoff Easier than peewee herman?

627 days ago
155.

Kenneth D. Frazier    

Don't the cops have anything better to do that to arrest a guy for doing something that ALL guys ..perhaps even the cops, themselves and the judge ....

627 days ago
156.

TJ    

What do these MORONS think the private booths in a porn store are for? If they have a problem with a man touching himself, they should push to have the booths taken out of these places. Otherwise, this is simply entrapment--- an easy way to rack up revenue and fill their expected "quota" of arrests.

627 days ago
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mark    

If he was caught touching himself, he either left the door unlocked/adjar and possibly wanted company or the booth had a glory hole cut out to the adjoining booth. Those places are very cruisie and guys get off all the time.

627 days ago
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imadamsmom    

This is the sickest society ever. Supply the incentive to jerk off and then tell people they ought to control themselves and suppress their natural instincts. Islam is the solution for all this pollution.

627 days ago
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imadamsmom    

This is the sickest society ever. Supplying whorehouses, supplying the filth--- the incentive to jerk off and then telling people they ought to control themselves and suppress their natural instincts. What happened to sex within marriage--or IN PRIVATE? Islam is the solution for all this pollution.

627 days ago
160.

Dennis    

I guess that it's safe to assume that the private booth wasn't all that private.

627 days ago
161.

Tiler    

This is what the police do for their paycheck?

627 days ago
162.

Rob    

Since when is jerking off by yourself, in a private room a lewd act? Wouldnt a second person have to be in the same room for it to be a lewd act?

627 days ago
163.

knickfan212    

If he was in a private booth what crime did he commit? Cops don't have anything better to do than stake out a porn store? While they're inside busting someone for masturbating someone right outside is getting mugged.

627 days ago
164.

bud    

caught him red handed

627 days ago
165.

Trisha    

WTH cares?? Really? Its isnt like he was on a playground or doing it infront of people. Since when is jacking off privately a crime? Isnt that why porn stores have those booths?

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