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Actress Bai Ling Accused of Shoplifting

February 15th, 2008 Posted in Celebrity Gossip

Bai Ling’s good looks and eccentric outfits have frequently put her picture in celebrity magazines, but that doesn’t mean she can take the magazines for free.

The Chinese actress was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of shoplifting two celebrity magazines and two packets of batteries at Los Angeles International Airport. The items had a total value of $16, said Sgt. Jim Holcomb of the airport’s police department. Ling, who reportedly was weeping as she was led away by the police,

The 41-year-old actress was detained by a store employee who summoned police, Holcomb said. She was booked for investigation of misdemeanor shoplifting and released after agreeing to appear in court on March 5.

Ling has appeared in such films as “The Crow” and “Anna and the King” and in the TV series “Lost.”

Oddly, in the midst of the drama, the fashion-challenged star found time to post pictures of herself at the Southwest Airlines terminal on her personal blog and complained about her delayed flight.? She made no mention of her arrest, instead wondering whether people were “rushing in the cold wind to work” after the Chinese New Year.

“Life is a sad song sometime but still sings the beauty for their loved ones,” she wrote.

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