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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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isaiah77721    

Who cares. Is this cop REALLY doing an "undercover sting" or is he in there doing his business too and happens to want the fame train by catching celebrities?

632 days ago
17.

Chef Jack Tripper    

Nick, you went from being unknown to me to being a public masturbator all in one night. Not the way to make a good first impression buddy.

632 days ago
18.

Bear King of the Dead Thread Heads (and he means it)    

Hollyweird needs to slide on into the Pacific.

632 days ago
19.

Shhh    

What are these "private booths" for?

632 days ago
20.

Shhh    

And why wasn't he at home? Banging his girlfriend or rubbing one out in the Guesthouse? ? Whatever.

632 days ago
21.

Shhh    

And why is this "undercover cop" keep going to adult theaters and adult porn shops? ?!??!??

632 days ago
22.

Berserk    

An important detail TMZ left out:
Nick Stahl has now served just as much time behind bars as Lindsay Lohan.

632 days ago
23.

Who the Hell is Khloe    

I don't understand...isn't that what private booths for?

632 days ago
24.

Olivia    

Isn't that the whole point of a private booth in a sex shop?

632 days ago
25.

Chef Jack Tripper    

Nick, this is your grandpa typing here. Quit playing with yourself and get a job you little whippersnapper.

632 days ago
26.

dyls_E    

john conner has not been having a good year. 2 of the 4 going insane

632 days ago
27.

Troy    

The role of John Connor is cursed.

632 days ago
28.

Sean    

Wow! This cop should get a Medal of Honor!! Catching what 99.9% of guys do. What a hero!! Way to catch those criminals!!

632 days ago
29.

Terry    

Instead of you know, fighting crime, we've got tax money spent on police inspecting adult video arcades? Your life must be pretty pathetic if you've mastered the art of catching someone doing their business in a porn store. WTH is LAPD thinking?

632 days ago
30.

clarkcountycriminalcops    

So it seems like the officer involved in this incident and the Willard bust has a penchant for spying on guys touching themselves. Perhaps he should transfer to the jail where he can live life in bliss.

632 days ago
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