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Actor Arrested After Freeing Lobsters In Meijer Store

FLORENCE, Ky. - Edward Furlong, on location to shoot the film "Jimmy & Judy" here, was arrested in a Meijer supermarket during an incident that was precipitated after the actor and a group of friends began yanking live lobsters out of the store's display tank, according to Associated Press reports.

When store employees asked them to stop, Furlong and his friends "began to argue with management," according to the police report, who in turn called the police. When the police arrived, they noted that Furlong was slurring his words and seemed "unsteady on his feet and [had] the smell of alcoholic beverage on his breath," according to the police report.

The actor, an animal rights supporter and vegetarian, was arrested last week on a misdemeanor charge of alcohol intoxication in a public place, police said.

Furlong, who appeared in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" and "American History X," spent about 90 minutes in the Boone County jail before his release. His arraignment is set for Oct. 1 in Boone County District Court.
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