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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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106.

Sonja    

If it's a 'private booth' that you rent or whatever to watch porn then who cares.. unless the lewd act is done in public or in front of others... how's any different than jerking off in a hotel room?? LOL

601 days ago
107.

loe    

So? He was not doing it with anyone in the public. Policemen have nothing to do.

601 days ago
108.

MrEguy    

Thanks, LAPD, for keeping private viewing booths at porn shops free from masturbators! Heaven knows, every spilled sperm is an abomination.
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601 days ago
109.

phil    

dont these cops have anything bettter to do than to patrol porn stores? Who cares if a guy want to get off in a private booth while watching porn??

601 days ago
110.

Rebecca    

Huh? Porno store and a private booth. PRIVATE. He wasn't doing chite in public. I agree with Bobo Frog. ENTRAPMENT!

601 days ago
111.

beaugardstevens    

Is no one going to help this guy before he dies?? is Hollywood not even going to make an effort to save this guy? It appears he has obviously been a drug addict for years, Are they just going to sit there and watch him die and cry about it later on "E! Hollywood True Stories?" C'mon Hollywood, some of you personally know this guy, you know what's really wrong with him, for God's sake, HELP HIM BEFORE HE GOES UNDER. If not, you have more blood on your hands! Don't just sit and cry and become concerned about him after he's DEAD, like you have several others!

601 days ago
112.

HELLRAISER    

They're called private booths for a reason. Charge the coproaches with invasion of privacy.

601 days ago
113.

michael    

well helllloooo, isnt that what the booths are for ???? or did the owners think that people who use them are just "researching" movies ????
dont cops have better things to do ? im sure there had to be several assualts, robberies and carjackings while they were LOOKING BUSY for someone playing with themself, INSIDE A BOOTH, a real lawbreaker !!!!!!!!! maybe our president and congress should ban those places being that they cant fix our countrys money problems, lets look for something else to distract people from our real problems

601 days ago
114.

Rob    

When I think of vice cops I'm thinking drug dealers, pimps, and backdoor gambling type establishments.... Not kicking down stalls in a Porn shop trying to catch perps "sticky handed".

601 days ago
115.

Pat    

MAJOR CREPE!

601 days ago
116.

Nicholas Ifkovits    

Masturbating in a private booth? Question; where does the ejaculate go? What a nasty, unhygenic place it must be.

601 days ago
117.

A    

Eddie Furlong is glad the heat is off him for a week.

601 days ago
118.

liz    

what the hell does one think happens in a ''private '' booth ? surely no one believes that the occupant is in there to play parchesi ?

601 days ago
119.

Taunya    

Hell, I thought he was still missing.

601 days ago
120.

Hockeyrob69    

The moral of the story is..... He should have gone to Vegas or stayed home LOL

601 days ago
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