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Actor Fred Willard arrested for alleged lewd act in adult theater

July 19, 2012 |  6:46 am

Actor and comedian Fred Willard was arrested on suspicion of engaging in a lewd act at an adult theater in Hollywood, police said Thursday.

The 72-year-old actor was arrested about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday by uniformed vice officers doing a routine inspection at the Tiki Theater in the 5400 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, said Los Angeles police Sgt. Chuck Slater.

Slater said officers observed Willard "engaged in a lewd act" but did not elaborate.

Willard was booked and released on his own recognizance, Slater said.

Willard's publicist said he had no comment.

Willard's credits include "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," "This is Spinal Tap" and "Wall-E."


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Photo: Fred Willard at his Encino home in June. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times