07/19/2012 at 11:00 AM EDT
The incident would hardly qualify as comic actor Fred Willard's best in show.
The septuagenarian satirist found himself in a serious position in a Hollywood adult movie theater Wednesday night, when he was arrested and charged by the Los Angeles Police Department for allegedly committing a lewd act, Officer Bruce Borihanh confirms.
LAPD confirms that the incident happened at about 8:50 p.m. as vice officers were conducting a routine investigation, and that Willard was cited and released, meaning he will have to appear in court to answer to a misdemeanor charge.
The actor's rep had no comment, the Los Angeles Times
Willard, 72, is best known for his scene-stealing roles in Christopher Guest parody films (Best in Show, A Mighty Wind
) and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
as well as TV shows such as Get Smart, Everybody Loves Raymond, Modern Family
and The Closer
, which reports Willard was arrested at the Tiki Theater on Santa Monica Boulevard in L.A., lists the films playing at the time: Follow Me 2
and Step Dad No. 2
According to the Internet Movie Database
, Willard's next movie is called The Yank