“Jackass” star Steve-O was released on bail Monday after an anti-SeaWorld stunt atop a construction crane in Hollywood landed him in jail.
Just before he was arrested Sunday night, the stunt performer, whose real name is Stephen Glover, asked his Facebook followers, “Anyone wanna bail me out of jail?” He was taken into custody on suspicion of trespassing, said Los Angeles police Officer Jack Richter.
Glover was released at 10:50 a.m. Monday on $5,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 31.
The stunt drew more than 80 firefighters and dozens of Los Angeles police officers to the 8000 block of West Selma Avenue about 8 p.m. following reports of a possible suicide attempt after a man was spotted on the crane.
Firefighters prepared an air cushion, but the comedian and television personality star had other plans.
As Glover, 41, filmed the entire stunt, posting photographs and video on Facebook, he carried an inflatable orca and wore a “Blackfish” T-shirt as he scaled the crane. “Blackfish” is a documentary on orcas on captivity.
Glover hinted at the stunt earlier on Instagram. He posted a photo of himself holding the inflatable orca, saying “This is Shammy. We’re gonna do a big dangerous stunt tomorrow in Los Angeles that will probably get me in a lot of trouble.”
This was Glover’s second public demonstration against SeaWorld.
In August 2014, Glover climbed atop a freeway sign in San Diego and attached the word “sucks’’ after the words “Sea World.” The entire stunt was filmed and posted on YouTube. He was later charged with a traffic violation.
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