09:17 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 03/06/2008 12:00AM
Bai Ling pleaded guilty Wednesday to disturbing the peace in a case stemming from her arrest at LAX for stealing two Star magazines and a package of batteries, totaling $16.22.
Although she was formally charged with petty theft Monday, prosecutors agreed to let Bai plead to the alternative charge, said L.A. City Attorney rep Frank Mateljan.
The actress was ordered to pay a fine and penalties totaling $700.
"What happened was an innocent mistake on my part and I am confident that the truth will be told since I never had any intention of taking items without paying for them," she wrote on her Web site Monday.
Bai, 37, has appeared in The Crow and Anna and the King among other film and TV roles.
Originally posted 03/04/2008 02:45PM
Bai Ling is grateful that she's only been charged with petty theft for stealing some items from an airport newsstand, and says the whole incident was an "innocent mistake."
"I am relieved that the prosecutor has decided not to file misdemeanor charges against me and to treat this matter as an infraction," she writes on her blog. "What happened was an innocent mistake on my part and I am confident that the truth will be told since I never had any intention of taking items without paying for them."
The actress was arrested last month for allegedly shoplifting $16 worth of celebrity magazines and a package of batteries from a terminal convenience store at Los Angeles Airport.
Originally posted 03/03/2008 06:00PM
Actress Bai Ling was formally charged with petty theft, the Los Angeles City Attorney's office announced Monday.
"(She) was charged based on an arrest that occurred Feb. 13 at LAX where she stole two Star magazines and a package of batteries," spokesman Frank Mateljan said.
The total value of the theft was $16.22, Mateljan added.
Originally posted 02/15/2008 06:00AM
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 and Entourage 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.
Originally posted 02/14/2008 08:00PM
Actress Bai Ling's mug shot was released Thursday, a day after she was reportedly arrested at Los Angeles International Airport for shoplifting $16 worth of celebrity magazines and a package of batteries from a convenience store in one of the terminals.
Originally posted 02/14/2008 12:15PM
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.
Originally posted 02/04/2004 11:23AM
February 5, 2004WHEN A PALM PILOT WON'T DO At a black-tie gala honoring director Oliver Stone at the recent Bangkok Film Festival, actress Bai Ling enjoyed chatting with Val Kilmer so much that she wanted to exchange phone numbers with him – but apparently neither of them had a slip of paper. "First she wrote her phone number on his shirt sleeve in blue magic marker," a spy told us. "Then he wrote his number right on her belly."
Originally posted 08/29/2003 01:00PM
Bai Ling just finished shooting Star Wars: Episode III with George Lucas in Australia. But, of course, she's gotta warn you up front: "I can tell you a little bit, but I signed a contract that I'm not supposed to talk about it."
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