updated 02/15/2008 AT 5:45 AM ET
•originally published 02/15/2008 AT 6:00 AM ET
Actress Bai Ling is blaming her recent shoplifting bust on a case of the Valentine’s Day blues.
The 37-year-old former Playmate was arrested Wednesday at Los Angeles International Airport after reportedly shoplifting $16 worth of celebrity magazines and batteries from a terminal convenience store.
It was an “emotionally crazy” day, she explained to E! News on Thursday. Why? She was coping with the “huge problem of breaking up [before] Valentine’s Day.”
Ling, a former guest star on Lost and Entourage added, “Wrong boyfriend.”
E! reports that the actress was on her way to Albuquerque to work on the film Love Ranch, costarring Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci.