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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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Bobo Frog    

Porno stores have private booths? What for if not to touch yourself? Sounds like entrapment.

610 days ago
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Crystal    

It was my understanding that was what one does in that booth... This is bull****.

610 days ago
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TNastyFunktown    

LOL good point Bobo Frog...it's not like that booth is meant for deep intellectual thought. Why the hell else would there need to be a private booth?

610 days ago
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Spicy mag    

That cop is the master of catching people master aging watching porn. He should get a promotion and raise. Tax dollars at work.

610 days ago
5.

croc    

he should have just stayed home.
rent a movie or get cable and go for it.

610 days ago
6.

LAPartyMcSage    

I thought that the internet made jerk off theaters obsolete?

610 days ago
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Diamond Goddess!    

How "1970's" to werk it in a private booth!
(LMFAOOOOOOOOO!!!)
How is that a "lewd act" if you're in the booth?
Hmmmmmm...
*quizzical face*

610 days ago
8.

Carl    

One of these days Nick Stahl and Edward Furlong are probably going to be arrested together.

610 days ago
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tleeg    

Big f'ing deal. What the hell else do you do in a porno store private booth, do your taxes? No...you polish the one eyed bishop. Wow...im sooooo glad that these cops are going after petty B.S. stuff and not real criminals roaming the streets. Great job. Im sure Hollywood is the safest city in the state since these guys can go after guys masterbating.

610 days ago
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Greg    

Anyone else get the feeling it's the officer who has some sort of obsession hanging around these places and busting these guys?

610 days ago
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Eldridge Cleaver    

Public masturbation should be a crime. Masturbating in a private booth in a porn store in Hollywood should not be a crime. Whack away, Nick!

610 days ago
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Boing!    

WTF? I guess there is no crime in LA

610 days ago
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Ganjagoddesss    

Insane. If he had a camera and told the cops he was filming himself and was going to sell it it would then be legal cuz it's called porn. .But simply jackiing off or paying someone for sex is illegal unless you film it and sell it. Weird

610 days ago
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Berserk    

Pics or it didn't happen.

610 days ago
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Bear King of the Dead Thread Heads (and he means it)    

one is peeing in an airport, this guy is playing with himself, and let's not even mention Lohan.......WTF?

610 days ago
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