‘Jackass’ star Steve-O charged with staging crane stunt in SeaWorld protest
Jackass star Stephen “Steve-O” Glover climbed a construction crane in LA this month to protest the SeaWorld marine mammal parks. And now has charged with creating a false emergency with the stunt, prosecutors said on Tuesday (Aug 25); watch video below!
Steve O posted video online during the Aug. 9 stunt when he hung a small inflatable killer whale from the end of the crane, set off fireworks and lambasted SeaWorld.
He was charged on Monday (Aug 24) with creating a false emergency, use of unregistered fireworks, storing fireworks without a permit, possession of fireworks without a permit and trespassing, said Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the LA City Attorney’s Office.
Steve O faces up to a year & 1/2 in jail and a fine of $1,500, plus restitution for the costs of the city’s police and fire departments in responding to the scene, Mateljan said.
At one point, firefighters laid down a large cushion to break Glover’s fall should he tumble from the crane about 100 feet (30 meters) above the ground, local television station KNBC reported soon after the stunt. He eventually climbed down on his own.
Watch the video: