Nick Stahl in trouble again

Dec 28, 2012 at 6:08 p.m. ET

Actor Nick Stahl can't seem to stay out of trouble in 2012. This time, it's for lewd conduct in a porn store.


2012 certainly wasn't a good year for actor Nick Stahl. He went missing several times during the year after checking in and out of rehab and now, he's ending the year with an arrest.

On Thursday, the Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines star was arrested for "touching himself" in a porn store, according to TMZ. The store is located in Hollywood and is part of the regular beat for LAPD undercover vice officers.

During a routine check, Stahl was found in a private booth while watching an adult film. While that isn't illegal, the act of "touching himself" is. He was booked on a misdemeanor for lewd conduct and released from police custody later that night.

TMZ caught his release from the station on camera. Stahl didn't seem too happy to see the paparazzi there. The 33-year-old likened his arrest to a "misunderstanding."

Another interesting note is that his wife, actress Rose Murphy, was nowhere to be found. Stahl left the station alone. Murphy has been a longtime supporter of her husband despite his consistent substance abuse problems. In May, after his first disappearance from rehab, she told E! News, "He wants to be well. He's a good man and we want him home so we can help him."

While the actor has remained out of the news since his second disappearance in June, we're certain he didn't want to end his 2012 this way. The good news is that a new year is just around the corner, Nick.

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