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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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david    

It si sickning that undercover cops are watching somebody's actions in a covered booth. What business is it of the cop except to make green money?

577 days ago
167.

Canefighter    

He must be a PeeWee Herman fan.

577 days ago
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bobby_homeloans@yahoo.com    

WOW, times have changed and thank goodness for the better for Nick ! Poor old Pee Wee Herman lost his TV show and all the parents freaked out...he went into hiding for years.....keep banging and good luck !

577 days ago
169.

Trooper Tom    

He's in a private booth watching porn what else would he be doing except whacking his tool, he sure as h3ll wasn't there to critique the acting

577 days ago
170.

Don Paul    

Go into a pornshop, theres C's, P's, books that sound as if written by the craziest of the crazy and it's legal. Some little nobody gets caugfht touching his wee wee and arrested. This country is way around the bend. It can't last much longer. Wonder what it will be that gives it the final nudge?

577 days ago
171.

Deco    

They put the cops who can't do police work on these details just to keep them employed.

577 days ago
172.

Eric    

If they guy needs a job I have one for him. We need a new master baiter for our charter fishing boat.

576 days ago
173.

omnimax    

It is pretty bad when the police are EVERYWHERE. Unless masturbation is outlawed I don't see why they bothered him.He was not doing this on the street

576 days ago
174.

wes    

good thing he didnt shot it in the cop's eye or he would have been arreste for assult

576 days ago
175.

tedi    

Cops have no business going on private property in a paying establishment, it will be thrown out. And TMZ, ****-OFF, you have no business reporting on it!

576 days ago
176.

bobby    

hes just doing what most males would do in a porno store PRIVATE?? BOOTH..
most people masturbate... hello!!!!
just because hes a star dosn't mean hes different!!
total entrapment... maybe law enforcement could be looking out for wackos with illegal firearms instead of harassing good citizens...!!!

576 days ago
177.

thomreckless    

Arn't private booths for masterbating ? Isn't that the whole point legal. I don't get it.

574 days ago
178.

thomreckless    

isn't that the whole point and legal**

574 days ago
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