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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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61.

Celebwatcher    

Remember in England when the cops were going after bands with phoney drug charges......... Is that whats happening here phoney spank charges hmmmm.

562 days ago
62.

Ed    

PS - Unless there was a "glory hole" and he was looking for a BJ.

562 days ago
63.

Jay    

This is why you should watch your porn at home people!

562 days ago
64.

Ca2Az    

Gross. Those places are nasty. Smells like wet camels.

562 days ago
65.

Stephanie    

In the day and age of technology and free internet porn, why go into a porn shop to jerk it?

562 days ago
66.

Whatevs    

These are the kinds of civil liberties that are lost whenever we allow government to regulate our lives. I realize it's a humorous example, but still, this man was alone in a private booth in a porn shop doing his thing. Don't think this can happen in other parts of our lives - think again! They're trying to outlaw high fructose corn syrup, for god's sake - someday the police might come and take your Mountain Dew away. This is the message conservatives are trying to get across!

562 days ago
67.

Gretel    

This is an open reply to MOORE #28 - MOORE!! PLEASE STOP. The only person I see who even gives half a shlt about who is dicking who and what company or entity they work for is you. You seem to have some seriously twisted sense of puritanism. NO ONE GIVES A SH1T, so stop. You're making an ass out of yourself and that is DAMN HARD TO DO on TMZ.

562 days ago
68.

Masoman    

Atleast he was doing something constructive with his free-time ! He wasn't hurting anybody !! Sounds like the guy at the counter called the cops on him as well ! Besides he wasn't doing it in Public I.E. Booth !!!

562 days ago
69.

Jug    

I saw Nick Stahl at a gas station in Oregon a couple months ago. He was hanging out with a bunch of Bros.

562 days ago
70.

LISA    

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


I did not know 'Porno' shops had such accommodations. I say SET UP!! This is no different than a mousetrap with a big hunk of cheese LOL!

562 days ago
71.

jen    

nick stahl is now an urban legend. he's like big foot roaming LA, or the loch ness monster if nessie had access to porn, or a leprechaun if leprechauns sucked at getting caught.

562 days ago
72.

Kabala    

I thought LA was a permissive/sexual city - I guess he'll have to go to Des Moines to do that. LOL

562 days ago
73.

LISA    

Either this cop is a pervert, or he was trying to make his end of the month ticket quota. Normal cops do this with speeding tickets.

562 days ago
74.

EasilyHard    

When will the internet and free porn finally catch on?

562 days ago
75.

loveygoo    

touching yourself in private is illegal? fcukinhell on earth right there. seriously why.

562 days ago
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