Nick Stahl, who starred in the 2003 film "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" and who was reported missing and had undergone rehab earlier this year, was arrested on Thursday night on suspicion of misdemeanor lewd conduct in an adult film shop in Hollywood.
The 33-year-old was taken into custody around 8:30 p.m. after being detained by undercover officers at the store. The Los Angeles Police Department says they had reportedly found the actor inside a booth watching a pornographic movie while committing the lewd act, according to E! Online.
Stahl was released around 5 a.m. after posting a $500 bond, according to records obtained by OTRC.com. After he was freed, a TMZ cameraman asked him if the incident was a misunderstanding.
"Yeah, yeah, yeah," he said, declining to comment further (Watch video).
The arrest was made months after his family reported the actor missing. He later turned up and entered a rehab center for an undisclosed ailment. He checked himself out of the treatment facility in June. His wife Rose, the mother of his daughter, posted a photo of him on Twitter a month later. Her account has since been deactivated.
The Los Angeles Times reported that police had been searching for the actor in Skid Row, an impoverished, higher-crime-filled part of town, after his family told authorities he had been frequenting the area.
Stahl played young hero John Connor in "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," which starred original actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and newcomer Claire Danes, now known for her Emmy-winning role in the Showtime series "Homeland." Stahl, who continues to act, also appeared in a different Showtime program earlier this year -- "House of Lies."