Steve-O’s Being Sent To Jail For His SeaWorld Protest
Remember when Steve-O climbed up a crane in LA carrying an inflatable killer whale with ‘SeaWorld sucks’ written on it, and let off some fireworks?
Well the Jackass star’s protest against SeaWorld’s treatment of animals has now landed him in jail.
Steve-O will spend the month of December locked up, as he was sentenced to 30 days in county jail with three years probation after pleading no contest to charges of misdemeanor trespassing and illegal use of fireworks, AP reports.
On top of that he has to pay restitution fees of nearly $14,000 (£9,125) to the city’s police and fire response teams. He also has to stay away from the neighbourhood where the incident took place.
Steve-O issued a statement on the sentence:
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. 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! To help give back to the City of Los Angeles, I launched a campaign today to raise money for at-risk, inner city youth, by raffling off chances to win an all-expenses-paid trip to be my red carpet, VIP guest at the taping of my Showtime comedy special next month, which is called Steve-O: Guilty As Charged… Los Angeles, I love you, thank you for everything!
What a top guy!
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