Steve-O Arrested After Climbing Construction Crane To Protest Against SeaWorld
Comedian Steve-O was arrested by authorities on Sunday after a dangerous stunt, which caught the attention of fire responders, LAPD officers and medical rescuers. The entire Selma Avenue in Hollywood was shut down as a helicopter, five ambulances and firefighter trucks surrounded the area.
Steve-O hinted on Saturday about the dangerous stunt, which authorities said could land him in serous legal trouble. On Sunday, a video was posted on his Facebook account, saying, “It’s stunt time.”
On that first video, Steve O showed his camera gear and after a few seconds spoke, saying, “He’s gonna broadcast the event.” An hour later, a photo was posted with a caption.
In another photo, Steve-O was shown to be above the ground, holding onto rails.
His stunt became really dangerous when another photo was shown of his legs and feet—He was standing on a very small space.
Once he reached the peak of the crane, he took a video footage of what is below and posted it on his Facebook account.
The darkness enveloped the area and yet, Steve-O, Stephen Gilchrist Glover in real life, was still atop the crane, recording. He posted the final video and captioned it with, “Anyone wanna bail me out?”
Sure enough, as soon as he climbed down he was arrested on conspiracy to commit a crime, suspicion of trespassing and setting a firework without permit. In a post from Los Angeles Times, the LAPD expressed annoyance.
“We have other people we need to attend to,” said Los Angeles Police Lieutenant Michael Ling. “It’s a mess,” he added.
Dangerous Stunt For A Cause
Steve-O’s stunt may have caused inconvenience to people in Los Angeles, but his action was in protest of how SeaWorld treat the orca whales. On his Saturday post, he posted a photo of an inflatable whale and himself and said, “This is Shammy. 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. See you then… #yeahdude.”