Bai Ling Blames a Bad Breakup for Her Arrest


Feb. 15 2008, Published 3:36 p.m. ET

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In an interview with E! News, actress Bai Ling is speaking up about her embarrassing . Ling says she split with her new boyfriend before she was scheduled to fly to New Mexico to begin shooting a film, turning it into an "emotionally crazy" day for her.

Ling had two celeb magazines and a package of batteries with her when she tried to leave the shop without paying. An employee saw her and made a citizen's arrest.

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The actress said she was dealing with the "huge problem of breaking up before Valentine's Day" when she was arrested for shoplifting, then added simply, "Wrong boyfriend."

Damon Elliot, a close friend of Ling's, told E! News that she was definitely not herself on the day of her arrest. "She was kind of in a mentally unstable state of mind yesterday," Elliot said. "She had some relationship issues going on. She wasn't in the right frame of mind."


Ling is due in court on March 5 to face charges stemming from her arrest.


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