‘Terminator’ Star Edward Furlong — I WAS ROBBED on Skid Row

exclusive 0823_edward_furlong_tmz_wmTroubled “Terminator” star Edward Furlong — not to be confused with troubled “Terminator” star Nick Stahl — claims he was ROBBED on the streets of L.A. this morning … but truth is … he was asking for trouble.

Law enforcement sources tell our sources, Furlong flagged an officer making the rounds in Skid Row — probably the most drug-infested area in L.A. — and claimed he had asked a man for directions … and the man aggressively demanded his wallet.

Not wanting trouble, Furlong says he obliged … and the dude took off. No weapons were used.

But here”s the thing … walking around asking for directions in Skid Row — which contains one of the largest homeless populations in the U.S. and is renowned for its drug dealing — isn”t the brightest idea. Especially at odd hours during the day.

0823_skid_row_03(It”s also suspicious — but that”s beside the point.)

We”re told Furlong filed an incident report with the police, and a robbery investigation is currently underway.