LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jackass” star Steve-O has been sentenced to 30 days in jail after pleading no contest to misdemeanor charges filed after he staged a protest against SeaWorld atop a crane in Hollywood last month.
Los Angeles City Attorney’s spokesman Frank Mateljan says Steve-O, whose real name is Stephen Glover, pleaded no contest Wednesday to trespassing and illegal use of fireworks. Mateljan says he was also sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to reimburse the city nearly $14,000 for its emergency response.
Glover was charged with creating a false emergency, vandalism and several fireworks violations after his Aug. 9 protest high above a construction site drew a large police and fire response.
The 41-year-old is known for his outlandish stunts in the “Jackass” TV show and movies.
UPDATE: The “Jackass” star took to Instagram after his sentencing and shared a comic strip that called attention to the fact that orcas at Sea World live in conditions similar to the ones he’ll endure while locked up in jail.
“Considering I’ve become a clean and sober, dog-rescuing vegan, I must say I’m ready to go to jail– not just because it will bring so much attention to the plight of orcas in captivity, but because it’s nice to let people know I haven’t lost my edge,” he captioned the image. “What can I say, I’m a jackass. My whole crane-climbing, fireworks debacle really turned out to be pretty meaningful in the end, too. I mean, if your goal is to make a statement about captivity, you may as well get yourself locked up!”
And in an effort to give back to the city of Los Angeles, the 41-year-old announced that he’s launching a campaign to raise funds for at-risk, inner city youth.
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