Nina Dobrev was ''paranoid'' about getting arrested when she went out with a police officer.

The 'Let's Be Cops' star, who split from Ian Somerhalder in May 2013 after three years together, admitted she once freaked out when she discovered a former blind date's powerful occupation.

The 26-year-old actress told E! News: ''I went on a date once with a police officer, unbeknownst to me. I thought he was a regular guy. And when I found out that he was a police officer...I wasn't so into it. I got paranoid that I would illegally cross the street and get a ticket for jay walking. I thought he was gonna arrest me every five seconds, so it obviously didn't go anywhere after that.''

The 'Vampire Diaries' star still gets very nervous around members of law enforcement.

She said: ''Even when I'm not doing something wrong, when there's a police officer [around], I suddenly feel guilty for nothing.''

Nina was recently linked to a number of Hollywood heartthrobs, including Orlando Bloom, Ben McKenzie, David Anders and Derek Theler, and is annoyed many of her friends believe the rumours.

She said: ''If all of my personal friends that know me so well are texting me and asking me and calling me, if they're believing it, then I couldn't imagine what everyone else in the world is believing.''

She jokingly added: ''I had a busy weekend at Comic-Con! I was linked to like 10, 15 guys apparently.''