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Actor Fred Willard Arrested For Masturbating In Adult Movie Theater

Los Angeles Police Department sources told TMZ that Fred Willard, the comedic acting star of A Mighty Wind and pretty much every Christopher Guest film ever, was arrested by undercover vice cops at the Tiki Theater after being caught with his genitals exposed and in his hand during a viewing of an adult film.

The 72-year-old actor was picked up by undercover vice cops after they spotted him masturbating in the adult theater on Santa Monica Boulevard. He was booked on a charge of lewd conduct at around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday and released shortly thereafter.

The Daily News points out that Willard is set to star in an upcoming film titled “The Yank,” which is sure to lead to a slew of unfortunate jokes on the actor’s behalf. But, in actuality, the comedy is actually about an Irish-American who travels back to Ireland to find love.

According to TMZ, the LAPD vice officers were not conducting a raid, but rather a “random walk-through” to inspect for people exposing themselves in an adult theater. Because, you know, that is an important crime worth using tax dollars to pursue and punish.

Keep up the good work, LAPD.

(h/t TMZ)
(Photo: AP)

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