Vampire Diaries Castmembers Busted, Mug It Up for Cops

Four stars of the CW's hit new series rung up on disorderly conduct charges for flashing motorists in Georgia

By Josh Grossberg, Whitney English Sep 11, 2009 7:55 PMTags
Sara Canning, Kayla Ewell, Candice Accola, Nina Dobrev, Krystal Vayda, Tyler ShieldsMonroe County Sheriff's Department

The cast of The Vampire Diaries has the smiling mug shot down pat. Now they just need to work on their timing.

Four female stars of the new hit CW series were nabbed by police for vamping it up and distracting passing motorists during a promotional photo shoot last month in Georgia.

Normally, you'd think news of nubile actresses being naughty would come out before the show debuts to drum up publicity. Instead, word of the arrest hit today—hours after The Vampire Diaries' huge premiere.

Anyhow, here's what went down...

Nina Dobrev, 20, Sara Canning, 22, Candice Accola, 22, and Kayla Ewell, 24, were all rung up on disorderly conduct charges back on Aug. 22, according to the incident report from the Monroe County Sheriff's Department obtained by E! News.

Also busted were photographer Tyler Shields and actress Krystal Vayda, who isn't a castmember. Both face similar charges.

Authorities found the giggly group standing on the Rumble Road Bridge overlooking Interstate 75 around 3:42 p.m.—a little early for vampires, but not for the actresses.

After examining the camera, officers found images of the Vampire crew confusing the freeway for the runway and striking a series of poses, including hanging over the bridge, straddling a railing and simulating being tossed over.

Police spokeswoman Alison Seoman-Willis said the sextet was taken into custody and booked at a nearby station, where they "were all cooperative," paid a fine and were released.

Now, will it only be a matter of time before the show's producers are arrested for grand larceny for stealing some of Twilight's mojo?


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