Chinese-born actress Bai Ling was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on suspicion of shoplifting items worth 16 U.S. dollars, media reports said.
The 37-year-old star, who has appeared in such films as "The Crow" and "Red Corner," was taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon after leaving the store with two celebrity magazines and the batteries, Los Angeles Aiport Police sergeant Jim Holcomb said Thursday.
She was booked for investigation of misdemeanor shoplifting and released after agreeing to appear in court on March 5.
The actress was cooperative and admitted to police officers that she hadn't paid for the merchandise, Holcomb said.
The day of her arrest, Bai Ling posted on her personal blog pictures of herself standing outside the Southwest Airlines terminal at LAX on Wednesday but did not mention the arrest.
"Life is a sad song sometime but still sings the beauty for their loved ones," she wrote.
(Xinhua/Agencies February 15, 2008)