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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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46.

Toilethead    

HAHAHHAHAHHAHAAA. What a loser. Doesn't he have a computer, or is he just too stupid to use one?

580 days ago
47.

HillbillyHell    

Has he heard of the "internet"?

580 days ago
48.

mr.howell     

I thought those booths were for 'self pleasuring' wha'ts the world coming too!..what's with these T1 and T2 young actors!?..'going off the deep end' all the time!

580 days ago
49.

James    

Dude! There are groupies for that!

580 days ago
50.

bozzman    

the good news is that he didn't have any drugs on him when he got arrested. if touching yourself is a crime i deserve at least a thousand years. and it's not really in public if he's in a booth in a porno store.

580 days ago
51.

Slim Whitman    

I guess his old lady didn't like him choking his chicken at home?

580 days ago
52.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

I certainly feel safer knowing that there are fewer people masturbating, in private booths, in porn stores, where I can't see them. Wtf?

580 days ago
53.

Macker1283    

When you put a "private booth" in a porno store, what the hell do you think they are for????

580 days ago
54.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

So, umm... how bad do you have to screw up at LAPD to get re-assigned to vice patrolling sex shops, where the high of your day will be busting patrons for lewd conduct in private booths?

580 days ago
55.

ME623    

I thought the purpose of a private booth was to "pleasure" yourself. That's why it's "Private" DUH!

580 days ago
56.

Bird    

What's the point of having "private booths" in a sex shop if you're not supposed to jerk off in them? "Yeah, go ahead and go into that dark room and watch a porno, do NOT touch yourself though." Riiiiight..

580 days ago
57.

Truth    

MAN, WHAT A F*CKING WASTE OF POLICE RESOURCES AKA TAXPAYERS PAPER. WTF ARE PRIVATE BOOTHS FOR IF NOT TO JACK OFF??? THE TISSUE BOXES AINT THERE FOR SNEEZING OR WIPING OFF NAIL POLISH... #TRUTH!!

580 days ago
58.

Thetruth    

They have a private room for you to watch porn what in the heck do they expect for them to be doing in there???

580 days ago
59.

Ed    

"alone in a private booth, watching a porno, and committing a "lewd act.""

How can it be a "lewd act" if you're in a Private Booth. If I were Nick Stahl, I be look into suing the police for Invasion of Privacy.

580 days ago
60.

anony    

Doesn't LAPD have anything better to do?

580 days ago
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