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'Jackass' Star Released From Jail After SeaWorld Stunt



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    "Jackass" star Steve-O was arrested on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 after climbing a crane at least 100 feet above a construction site in Hollywood, hanging an inflatable whale and setting off fireworks, police said.

    "Jackass" star Steve-O was released from jail Thursday, only hours after reporting for his 30-day sentence for climbing a crane in Hollywood in a protest against SeaWorld.

    Steve-O, whose legal name is Stephen Gilchrist Glover, was sentenced in October to a month in jail and three years of probation for the stunt that drew dozens of emergency responders to a construction site on Aug. 9.

    Glover turned himself in Wednesday night and was released about 2:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The release was due to jail overcrowding, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

    The 41-year-old scrambled up a crane at least 100 feet high on Sunset Boulevard, inflating a large killer whale balloon emblazoned with "SeaWorld Sucks" and lighting fireworks when he reached the top, police said.

    Glover was charged with one count each of creating a false emergency, use of unregistered fireworks, storing fireworks without a permit, possession of fireworks without a permit, and trespassing, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office said.

    He must pay nearly $14,000 in fines to the LA city fire and police departments.

    As part of his probation, he cannot use or possess fireworks, even ones labeled "safe and sane." He was ordered to stay 100 yards away from the "Hollywood Entertainment District," and can't do any non-permitted stunts or pranks in in Los Angeles County.

    The performer was cited last year for another protest against the theme park. Glover said his demonstrations are in response to controversy over the 2013 documentary "Blackfish," which criticized SeaWorld's treatment of killer whales.

    City News Service contributed to this report.