02/14/2008 at 12:00 PM EST
Actress and June 2005 Playboy
cover girl Bai Ling was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday for allegedly shoplifting $16 worth of celebrity magazines and a package of batteries from a terminal convenience store, TMZ.com
reports, quoting law enforcement sources.
A shop employee reportedly placed Bai, 37, under citizen's arrest, and Airport Police escorted her to the station, where she was booked for theft.
On her personal blog
Wednesday, Bai – who the same year of her Playboy
cover also appeared on VH1's But Can They Sing?
– mentioned being at the airport but said nothing about any arrest.
"Delayed the flight," says her message, in part, "wondring (sic) again in the airport like a ghost, why can't I just be the sun smile?"
– Stephen M. Silverman