Bai Ling Enters Plea Deal in Airport Shoplifting Case
LOS ANGELES – Bai Ling has copped a plea in her shoplifting case.
The actress was charged earlier this week with petty theft for trying to take a pack of batteries and two Star magazines worth $16.22 from a store at Los Angeles International Airport.
In the plea deal requested by her attorney, she agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to disturbing the peace and to pay a fine and penalties totaling $700, city attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan said.
The misdemeanor infraction "carries the same penalty as petty theft," Mateljan said.
In a message posted on her blog, the actress proclaimed "I am innocent" below a photo of herself with her thumb up.
"Theft dismissed! Yes! This is it! All the darkness went away," she wrote.
The actress, who has appeared in such films as "The Crow" and "Anna and the King," was arrested Feb. 13 after she was detained by a store employee who summoned police.
She later told E! News that she was having an "emotionally crazy" day because she and her boyfriend broke up right before Valentine's Day.