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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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saldathief    

Where else can a guy like Nick watch gay leather porn without some nosey cop ruining the encore.

574 days ago
32.

James25    

Well first of all, don't cops have better things to do? Secondly, what's with all these celebrities wacking off in public? Just do it at home like everybody else.

574 days ago
33.

GreyWolf    

He was in a booth by himself jerking off. What's the big deal? Everyone does it! Geez, lighten up!

574 days ago
34.

Sjango    

Celebrity jerk off damn strokers choking the chicken

574 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

LAPD was doing a routine check by jacking off behind the glass window while watching Nick Stahl jack off in the dark to porn. That sounds about right.

574 days ago
36.

YorkieLuv    

If they pay someone to mop up..then they have to know there is some personal touching going on !!

This cop seems like he enjoys catching men in the act!

574 days ago
37.

Trevor    

Something doesn't seem right about this story. 1) don't the doors have locks? Wouldn't he have had time to zip up? 2) if you're in a private booth, don't u have the expectation of privacy? 3) it's not public unless someone else sees you. He was alone. 4) isn't CA like near bankruptcy? Is this what they waste taxpayers money on? 5) a good lawyer will get this thrown out in no time.

574 days ago
38.

Kaveman    

Miserable worthless cop looking for his name in the paper. He should be fired.

574 days ago
39.

Mega502    

Somewhere Paul Reubens (aka Pee Wee Herman) is saying "heard any good jokes lately?"

574 days ago
40.

CasinoPImp    

I wonder what would happen if the police or the Pap followed the TMZ staff!?!?!? Bunch of losers. Doubt me? Just watch their show. Bunch of idiots.

574 days ago
41.

Bob    

I don't know who this guy is (nor do I care), but he paid for a private booth and was only doing things with himself. How did anyone see that? Did the cops break the door down and then stand over him while he touched himself? Sounds like entrapment to me. Maybe someone got a good quick pic for the tabloids, but it still doesn't mean he did anything wrong. Next, we will have camera in our bedrooms. Wait, Kim K already put one there. Where is her arrest warrant?

574 days ago
42.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

Way to go California! Was he illegally using a transfat based lube too!?!?

574 days ago
43.

bb    

I don't really get why anyone would do this outside their own home now that we have teh internetz - other than 70+ year old guys trying to re-create that um, vintage feel.

574 days ago
44.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

When this guy when to the Police Academy looking forward to an exciting and heroic career in Law Enforcement, i'll bet the last thing he ever thought he would be doing is this. Busting men masturbating in the private booths at sex shops...how embarrassing and pathetic. As a cop that's about as low as you can sink...no cop want's to be working this assignment.

574 days ago
45.

Michel    

At least he wasn't missing in action again... Oh, there was some action. But it sucked. Or actually... it didn't :-)

574 days ago
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