Arnold Schwarzenegger breaks silence after Munich detainment as he labels expensive watch 'most watched'

Arnold Schwarzenegger breaks silence after Munich detainment as he labels expensive watch 'most watched in the world'
Arnold Schwarzenegger was held at Munich airport for many hours due to a watch (Getty Images)

MUNICH, GERMANY: Arnold Schwarzenegger has finally opened up about an incident that happened to him at the Munich airport on Wednesday, January 17.

The former Governor of California was reportedly detained and also had to pay thousands of euros as he did not declare a luxury watch he was carrying with him.

However, now Schwarzenegger has humorously addressed it and called the expensive piece “the most watched watch in the world now,” Daily Mail reported.

An incompetent investigation

Also, his spokeswoman reportedly shared with BILD that the 76-year-old “cooperated at all times, even though it was an incompetent investigation, a total comedy full of errors, but which would make a very funny police film.”

The rep added that ‘'The Terminator' star “immediately agreed to pay the customs duty,” which came to around $38,103 (€35,000).

However, the whole process took a lot of time because a card machine first brought by the customs officials failed to work.

Then Schwarzenegger had to go to an ATM to withdraw cash but it also did not work out because of the heavy amount, and the bank was closed at the time.

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger attends an event marking the completion of a 4-acre solar rooftop constructed atop AltaSea's research and development facility at the Port of Los Angeles, in the San Pedro neighborhood, on April 21, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. The installation will supply enough energy to power AltaSea’s 35-acre campus, the country’s biggest 'blue economy' tech hub, which is focused on clean oceans, climate resiliency, and clean energy.
Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was reportedly detained


However, ultimately a second card machine worked and the ‘Commando’ star got his watch back.

Arnold was reportedly detained for three hours

Earlier, a CNN report citing a Munich Customs press officer Thomas Meister stated that Schwarzenegger “did not declare a product. A product that was imported from non-EU countries in order to remain in the EU. And this process applies to everyone.”

Besides, a tipster shared that “Arnold was detained for three hours today at Munich airport for traveling with a watch he owns, that he might be auctioning at his charity auction tomorrow in Kitzbuhel (in Austria).”

As per reports, the former professional bodybuilder was taking his pricey item for an auction in Kitzbühel, Austria.

The starting bidding price for the exclusive watch, created by Swiss manufacturer Audemars Piguet, at the Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative auction, will reportedly be $54,435 (€50,000).

Internet reacts

Meanwhile, Schwarzenegger’s arrest has attracted some attention online with an X user tweeting, “Didn't he say screw our freedom during the pandemic? Smh 😒 oh boy should I say it? Yeah, I'll say it. Screw your freedom Arnold 😂.”



Another user wrote, “The Germany Gives The Priority To Security .. Be Whatever!”


A third user shared, “He posing that American flag on purpose, freedom is not everywhere.”


“Why are all of these high-profile people selling their stuff? 👀” a fourth one added.

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