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'Jackass' Star Arrested After Anti-SeaWorld Stunt In Hollywood

"Anyone wanna bail me out of jail?"

 

Steve-O, one of the stars of the "Jackass" films and TV shows, was arrested on Sunday night after climbing a construction crane in Hollywood and inflating a balloon orca with "#SeaWorldSucks" written across it. 

The stuntman recorded a series of videos and posted them to Facebook as he climbed to a height of about 100 feet with the orca, which he nicknamed "Shammy." 

He also appeared to set off fireworks as night set in: 

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Steve-O had hinted at the stunt in an Instagram post on Saturday that showed him with "Shammy."

"We're gonna do a big dangerous stunt tomorrow in Los Angeles that will probably get me in a lot of trouble," he wrote. 

One of the Facebook clips showed him sneaking onto the property and starting the climb:

 

Officials were not amused by the stunt.  

Some 30 police officers were called to the scene after receiving reports of a possible suicide attempt and prepared air rescue mattresses in case of a fall, KTLA said. 

"We have other people we need to attend to,” LAPD Lt. Michael Ling told The Los Angeles Times. “It’s a mess.”

 

 

In addition, The Associated Press reported that five ambulances, a helicopter and 80 firefighters responded.

"Some of the resources on this hoax could have been devoted to a real emergency," Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart told the news agency.

Steve-O, whose real name is Stephen Glover, was arrested after he climbed down. 

Ling told the Times that the 41-year-old would be booked on suspicion of trespassing, setting off a firework without a permit and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Steve-O's final Facebook entry for the evening showed all of the emergency vehicles gathered below the crane, and said in the caption, "Anyone wanna bail me out of jail?"

 

Steve-O was also arrested in an anti-SeaWorld stunt last year in which he allegedly defaced a traffic sign on I-5 in San Diego, adding the word "SUCKS" after "SeaWorld."

 

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