Actor Fred Willard Arrested on Suspicion of Lewd Act

July 19, 2012 18:31:43 GMT

Police conducted a random inspection at a Hollywood theater where they found the 78-year-old actor reportedly engaging in a lewd act.

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"Best in Show" star Fred Willard was caught watching an adult movie during a "random walk-through" in an adult theater. The 78-year-old actor was arrested on Wednesday, July 18 evening at the Tiki Theater in the 5400 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles.

At first, it was reported that he was caught during a raid but a Los Angeles police said that it was a routine inspection that the police conduct in agreement with the theater. The movie theater even has a warning in front of the place that it is viewed by LAPD. Police said they occasionally respond to complaints but they also inspect.

Officers said Willard was arrested on suspicion of engaging in "a lewd act" but did not elaborate. There were three movies being screened at the theater, they are "Follow Me 2", an XXX parody of "The Client List", and "Step Dad No. 2." The actor was booked and released on his own recognizance.


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posted by Boomdaddy01 on Jul 19, 2012
You can look at lewd acts on a forty foot screen but not "keep it to yourself" without the fuzz pinching you?
posted by W. D. Bud Prize on Jul 19, 2012
My chinodontist told me this would happen.
posted by redditor on Jul 19, 2012
You know what? He is a big boy. I am going to give ahead and give him a pass on this one. Suck it you puritanical gringos.
posted by sadly on Jul 19, 2012
What a sad thing to do to this man. Ruin a life for something so silly. What could it have possibly hurt to warn him and send him home. He's almost 80 and better choices could have been made
posted by tudball on Jul 19, 2012
Beating off at a porn movie? Big deal. He wasn't in church. What did they expect him to be doing?
posted by faceplant on Jul 19, 2012
78 and still going? Give this Energizer Bunny an award. Trolling the XXX theaters for "lewd acts" is like fishing with dynamite. WTF does the LAPD have this much free time on their hands? I don't think Fred is the one who should be embarassed here.
posted by Jesus Jackoff Christ on Jul 19, 2012
Must be illegal to pop a finger in your butt while wiping in a public restroom too.
posted by vcs1vcs1 on Jul 19, 2012
Fred, meet Pee Wee.
posted by bio on Jul 19, 2012
LOL reality strikes hollywood again. thats all it is worth
posted by Punchy on Jul 19, 2012
That sucks.
posted by LBZ on Jul 19, 2012
What, no Internet at home?
posted by moo on Jul 19, 2012
No, rt901, it's not that it's illegal to watch. They're implying that he was playing with himself during the showing.
posted by me on Jul 19, 2012
Wha Happened?
posted by rt901 on Jul 19, 2012
HUH? Its illegal to watch what is being shown, but not to show them? The theater cooperates? This doesnt make much sense here.
posted by johnsmith on Jul 19, 2012
Ought to hook up with Pee Herman and they could butter each others popcorn.

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