02/15/2008 AT 06:00 AM EST
Actress Bai Ling is blaming her recent shoplifting bust on a case of the Valentine's Day blues.
The 37-year-old former Playmate was arrested Wednesday
at Los Angeles International Airport after reportedly shoplifting $16 worth of celebrity magazines and batteries from a terminal convenience store.
It was an "emotionally crazy" day, she explained to E! News
on Thursday. Why? She was coping with the "huge problem of breaking up [before] Valentine's Day."
Ling, a former guest star on Lost
added, "Wrong boyfriend."
E! reports that the actress was on her way to Albuquerque to work on the film Love Ranch
, costarring Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci.