"Jersey Shore" star Nicole (Snooki) Polizzi was arrested yesterday after an apparently epic beach bender and was hauled away in cuffs wearing a T-shirt that read "SLUT."
Disheveled in a garish miniskirt that was tighter than sausage casing, the reality-TV "guidette" was later released with a summons.
"Nicole Polizzi was acting in a disorderly manner while located on the beach," Seaside Heights Police Chief Thomas Boyd told the Daily News.
Snooki emerged from the police station about 7:30 p.m. to a crowd of nearly 100 screaming fans. She was accompanied by fellow cast members Jenni (JWoww) Farley, Paul DelVecchio, Vinny Guadagnino and the newest housemate, Dina Nicole.
The crew climbed into a black Cadillac Escalade and sped away without saying a word.
A bartender at Aztec Ocean Resort on the boardwalk told The News that Snooki was at his establishment early yesterday and had "three shots of Patron Tequila and a Long Island Iced Tea."
"She didn't tip!" said the barman, who would not give his name.
A bartender at EJ's Ocean Lounge next door said Snooki and friends were there around lunchtime and "were plastered when they walked in."
"I saw her by the beach, just falling around, wobbling. No one could control her. She was so drunk - too drunk," said witness Kwame Achampong, 18, of Morris County, N.J.
Several gossip websites reported Snooki went out drinking Thursday night and didn't stop until she passed out on the beach yesterday afternoon.
"She was passed out face down in the sand," a source told EOnline.com. "She couldn't even stand up. She was on her knees and kept falling on the beach."
At around 10 p.m, Snooki came out of the "Jersey Shore" pad with several cast members, piled into a black SUV and headed to high-end Italian eatery Luna Rosa, inside Karma, a well-known nightspot.
About an hour later, barefoot with a blue-baseball cap low on her head and a doggie-bag in hand, Snooki climbed back into the SUV with her castmates and returned to their shore house.
Photos taken before the arrest show Snooki walking along the boardwalk with cast members Guadagnino and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro. She was wearing a tight black-and-pink zebra-patterned T-shirt with the logo "I (HEART) SNOOKI."
When she was arrested some time later, around 3:30 p.m., she was wearing an identical T-shirt that blared the word "SLUT" and large sunglasses that were falling off her bronzed face as officers escorted her to a police car.
The second season of "Jersey Shore," which was filmed in Miami, premiered Thursday night on MTV. The cast is now back in New Jersey to film season three.
A spokesman for MTV declined to comment last night.