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Steve-O charged for climbing crane in SeaWorld protest

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Jackass star Steve-O has been charged with five misdemeanors in connection to his climbing up a Hollywood crane earlier this month to protest SeaWorld.

KABC-TV in Los Angeles reports that Steve-O, whose real name is Steven Glover, faces charges of creating a false emergency, use of unregistered fireworks, storing fireworks without a permit, possession of fireworks without a permit, and trespassing. If convicted on all charges, he faces up to four and a half years in jail and up to $4,500 in fines.

Steve-O was arrested Aug. 9 after climbing the crane with an inflatable orca, a day after teasing the stunt on Instagram (that post has since been taken down). He also documented the stunt in videos on his Facebook page, but those also appear to have been removed.

More than 80 firefighters and 30 police officers were called to the scene that night, initially by reports of a possible suicide attempt after an unidentified person was spotted on the crane.

This wasn’t the first SeaWorld protest Steve-O has staged. Last year, he was cited for defacing a San Diego freeway sign to say “SeaWorld Sucks.”

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