Mel Gibson Takes His Mug Shots Very Seriously

March 17, 2011
Mel Gibson has been booked. He is the latest celebrity to walk into a cop shop and get his mug shot taken. This is no red carpet shot.

Last night Mel Gibson was formally booked on a misdemeanor battery charge. The 55-year-old actor missed the Texas premiere of his latest film The Beaver and instead walked into an El Segundo, California police station.

The actor was arrested, photographed, fingerprinted, and then released. Lt. Raymond Garcia of the El Segundo Police Department told the New York Daily News, “He was cooperative. Everything went smoothly.”

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Gibson agreed to accept the no-jail plea bargain to end a criminal investigation into allegations he assaulted his ex-girlfriend and baby mamma Oksana Grigorieva. Gibson will be placed on three years probation, attend a year of counseling, and perform 16 hours of community service.

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