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Edward Furlong Mugged In Rough Part Of Los Angeles

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Edward Furlong was mugged last week in a rough part of Los Angeles, but the crime does not appear to have been particularly violent.

Furlong was mugged in the “Skid Row” section of LA, an area that is notorious for its large population of homeless people — the largest stable population in the US — as well as its general roughness. The area in which Furlong was mugged is officially called “Central City East,” but the Skid Row moniker has stuck in a somewhat official capacity across the years.

Furlong was mugged in an area in which significant outreach services exist for the homeless population as well. Volunteers of America, Union Rescue Mission, The Jonah Project, Downtown Mental Health, The Weingart Foundation, Los Angeles Mission Community Clinic, Fred Jordan Mission, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Cardinal Manning Center, and Midnight Mission as well as several other organizations are stationed permanently in the area to assist Skid Row’s transient population.

TMZ first reported on Furlong getting mugged, but the celebrity gossip site blames Furlong for even going into the high-crime area at all. (And, of course, the site’s long-lensed photogs were there.) TMZ says Furlong “claimed” he was mugged, but it goes on to basically say the 35-year-old star should have been more careful:

“But truth is … he was asking for trouble… Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Furlong flagged an officer making the rounds in Skid Row — one of the most drug-infested area in L.A. — and claimed he had asked a man for directions … and the man aggressively demanded his wallet.”

After Furlong was mugged, he flagged down an officer and reported the crime. The Los Angeles Police Department is said to be investigating.

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42 Responses to “Edward Furlong Mugged In Rough Part Of Los Angeles”

  1. Karl Murphy

    Even though its been over 20 years, he's still used to having a T800 around to protect him.
    If I mugged Edward I would say in a thick German accent, 'I need your clothes, your boots, and your bike'.

  2. Carlos Sanchez

    Another Hollywood fool who thinks life is like the movie scenes where they play tough guys next to other actors playing tough guys and it all ends when the director yells "cut!". WTF was he doing in that area of town, anyway?
    Even if you're packing, it's no place to hang around for very long. I went to USC in the early 80s and, even then, that was no place to get out of the car.

  3. Jmark Ma

    Everyone that believes Furlongs story, stand on your head. Classic; fiending for drugs, and then getting robbed. The life of a drug addict.

  4. Jmark Ma

    no; but being a past addict who's in a drug infested part of town is pretty suspicious wouldn't you say?

  5. Carmen Lopez

    Was he there trying to buy drugs? Most likely. Oh course he got robbed. He needs to admit his addiction and go to rehab.

  6. Shamisa Mouzon

    Sad :( he was amazing in terminator and American history x. Wasted talent.

  7. Shamisa Mouzon

    Sad :( he was amazing in terminator and American history x. Wasted talent.

  8. Anonymous

    So now its the victims fault Huh.

    Just WOW, I used to live near there and quite frankly just punch the homeless guys lights out, Pretty simple.

  9. Mark Shechter

    Isn't that Danny from American History X? Those homeless wallet jackers better watch out… he might go home and shave his head, put on his Nazi armband and come back fo some pay back.

  10. Regina Moultrie

    Was he buying drugs or doing research for a movie role? I'm probably hoping in vain, but let's hope that it was the latter. And he was doing it in and extremely stupid way.

  11. Regina Moultrie

    Was he buying drugs or doing research for a movie role? I'm probably hoping in vain, but let's hope that it was the latter. And he was doing it in and extremely stupid way.

  12. Anonymous

    stop snitchin! police don't do anything but make the situation worse.

  13. Kevin McVicker

    Its sad that everyone knows who that is but can only name one movie he has been in.
    Too bad it wasn't Rob Liefeld and he didn't get shot in the hands and mouth.