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Jackass star Steve-O arrested after scaling 100ft crane in Hollywood and inflating ‘SeaWorld sucks’ balloon

Dozens of fire trucks and emergency crews gathered as Steve-O live-streamed his climb

Heather Saul
Thursday 13 August 2015 14:18
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Jackass star Steve-O was detained by police in LA
Jackass star Steve-O was detained by police in LA

The Jackass star Steve-O has been detained by police in Los Angeles after climbing a 100ft crane and live-streaming his stunt as part of a protest against SeaWorld.

Steve-O, real name Stephen Glover, filmed himself on top of the crane and posted a series of videos on Facebook, including one showing a number of fire engines gathered underneath him.

In a post on his Facebook page before scaling the crane, he wrote: “We're going to do a big dangerous stunt in Los Angeles tomorrow that will probably get me in a lot of trouble, and you can watch it happen via a live stream, right here on Facebook, starting at exactly 7pm PST."

Anyone wanna bail me out of jail?

Posted by Steve-O on Sunday, 9 August 2015

A spokesman for the LAPD told the Associated Press several ambulances and fire trucks were sent to the scene because they were unsure whether he needed rescuing. He said the fire trucks were there in a bid to cushion him incase he fell.

The 41-year-old, who also reportedly inflated a large balloon with "SeaWorld Sucks” written across it, was arrested as soon as he returned to the ground.

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