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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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121.

MyssKyttyeDiva!    

So WHAT?? This ain't no news.

603 days ago
122.

Franko    

Remember the Seinfeld curse? Yeah well, this is the John Connor curse: Ed Furlong, Nick Stahl, and Thomas Dekker having problems requiring intervention by the law.

603 days ago
123.

LadyN    

So Nick gets arrested for doing something "lewd" in private but the shop isn't cited for actually encouraging it? They set up private booths in which men (or women) watch porn. The clear expectation is that it is private for a reason. The shop knows and obviously encourages people to self pleasure in private. Ticks me off that they give the reasonable assumption that the people in these booths are not doing anything wrong and then they let the cops bust them. Nick's messed up but this arrest was stupid as are any others when people are in private booths in porn shops. Nothing lewd was seen by ANYONE (but the weirdo cops). Would a guy get arrested if he jacked off in a one stall private bathroom? Isn't that the same thing since he is alone in private?

603 days ago
124.

j3zim    

You don't understand officer, this sperm must be destroyed or else it will grow to rule and enslave mankind and it's name will be Trump

603 days ago
125.

michael    

HELLLLLOOOO, Isn't that what those places are for ? why would the police care about someone playing with themselves in a private booth ? im sure there were muggings, stabbings and carjacking that they should have been worried about instead of someone playing with themselves in a booth. can someone say POLICE STATE. just like bloomberg banned softdrinks in NYC watch them ban video booths. im sure if you check the surveillance tapes of some of those place you will see some cops and politicians..... dont see them getting arrested....

603 days ago
126.

Old Fart Fabulous    

Don't these idiots have the internet. Ther is no reason to go to a place like that unless you like thesmell.

603 days ago
127.

Lazarus Long    

"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."


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Why do they thing people go to video stores to wacth porn in booths?

And since when is it a crime to choke your chicken in private?

He WAS in a private booth he paid rent to use,so he did have a reasonable expectation of privacy.

If I lived in Hollwood I'd be steamed at the police for wasting time on crap like this while there are REAL crimes going on out in the streets.

603 days ago
128.

LAPartyMcSage    

Not enough details, TMZ. What sex scene in what movie was he beating off to? And was it a soulless millennial cyber skank or a Golden Aged starlet?

603 days ago
129.

Ned    

You mean to tell me cops are still enraping people for "that" in a "private" booth in a porno store. YeeGad no wonder cities Law Enforcement agencies are so far over budget.

603 days ago
130.

amir    

Meanwhile in Los Angeles:

LOS ANGELES - Street racing reportedly at speeds of around 100 mph was to blame in a two-car crash that injured one person in Woodland Hills, police said today. | » POLICE NEWS

Lancaster sexual assault suspect arrested in South Carolina
LANCASTER - A suspect in the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl in Lancaster was taken into custody Thursday in Greenville, S.C. after contacting Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives. | » POLICE NEWS

L.A. man arrested, accused of setting homeless woman on fire as she slept on Van Nuys bus bench


A 24-year-old man was booked early Thursday on suspicion of attempted murder after a homeless woman was set on fire as she slept on a bus bench in Van Nuys, officials said.

Boy, aunt killed in Pasadena pursuit on Christmas were returning home from ice skating

603 days ago
131.

Rich    

OMG, people are getting killed, crime happening and the police are going thru book and porno stores. What a waste of our tax dollars.

603 days ago
132.

Mike    

WHO CARES!
LIKE HE'S THE ONLY DUDE J/O TO PORN. BESIDES HE WAS IN A "PRIVATE BOOTH" WASN'T HE? IT'S NOT LIKE HE WAS OUT IN THE STREET, I'M SO SICK OF THE MORALITY POLICE!

603 days ago
133.

luvdomus    

If it was a private booth, he was not engaged in "public" behavior, and therefore was not "lewd."

603 days ago
134.

rose    

how could anyone know if the booth was private.? Maybe private means fiddlie with your private?

603 days ago
135.

Ru    

I guess LA cops don't have anything else to do.

602 days ago
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