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Cops to Nick Stahl

You Look Suspicious ...

EMPTY YOUR POCKETS

4/24/2013 12:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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Does Nick Stahl look suspicious to you?? 'Cause cops in L.A. felt the "Terminator" star appeared so shady, they performed a full "empty your pockets" search on the guy in broad daylight.

Here's what we know ... Stahl was sitting on a street bench in West Hollywood on Monday when an L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. cruiser rolled up and the deputy called the actor over to the car.

During the interaction, the cop placed Stahl's hands behind his back, placed him against the squad car ... and began to pull items out of the actor's pockets.

But the cops didn't find squat -- and after a few minutes, the actor shook hands with the officer and went along with his day.

So, why did the cop feel compelled to search Stahl in the first place??

The L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. tells us ... Stahl was in a "high crime area" and appeared "suspicious" at the time. Cops wouldn't tell us WHY they felt Stahl appeared suspicious.

Cops say they also didn't force Stahl to empty his pockets -- the search was "consensual."

Stahl has had issues with the law in the past -- and back in December, he was cited for performing a "lewd act" in a Hollywood porn store.

We tried reaching out to Stahl for comment -- but we just couldn't get in touch with the guy.

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phillyjoe1982    

violation of his freedom looking suspicious is not enough of a reason to stop n search i would file a complaint against the cop n city

464 days ago
17.

Wow ...    

It must be because he is white.

464 days ago
18.

mousetrap    

Discrimination! Racial profiling! He is a cracker, and he is being racially profiled. Is the cop a Hispanic? If so, that definitely proves it! Racial profiling. Sue them!

464 days ago
19.

alphatino48    

Yup, I'm calling the race card too.

464 days ago
20.

SoWhat    

LA is following suit with NY and starting the illegal practice of "stop and frisk". Any cop doing this should be arrested.

464 days ago
21.

Hhhhhgghjjffgjj    

What I want to know is why TMZ is so concerned on what was in his pickets obviously if he shook hands with the cops and left why are you guys reaching out to the cops to get info, yall are so messy ugh.

464 days ago
22.

Lauren    

This could have been why the officer searched him:

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/nick-stahl-photographed-accepting-mysterious-package-article-1.1325366#ixzz2RKobtJgE

464 days ago
23.

PT    

"Terminator 3" - by then no one was watching them anymore.

464 days ago
24.

jim bob    

That's a DWW

464 days ago
25.

tdr9    

God bless you stahl

464 days ago
26.

D-INCARNATION    

Ask if you are being detained or free to go, if so state you wish to remain silent and do NOT consent ANY searches...

464 days ago
27.

asl family    

HELP US afford health insurance

http://www.gofundme.com/2pbi8s

464 days ago
28.

Mick    

The nice officer was just checking to make sure he had condoms. It was all apart of their role playing. Trust if you live in WeHo you know.

464 days ago
29.

mr.howell     

Why is he always hanging out in the streets!?..he's a good actor..what happened to him?..is he on drugs?..is he crazy?..he's still making movies..I see them at the store..new ones!..cops should leave him alone!.

464 days ago
30.

Az Heat    

I'm gonna sound like some of the black rappers hat get pulled over and searched.... They did it because he is white!!!! Haha

464 days ago
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