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LAFD Angry With Steve-O's Seizure Prank In West Hollywood

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Steve-O pulled a seizure prank in West Hollywood (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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If you've forgotten about Steve-O, well he's back! The former MTV Jackass star was part of a four-man seizure prank at Coffee Bean in West Hollywood, but the LAFD were pissed about it when they were called to save them.

Patrons at the coffee shop started freaking out on Tuesday afternoon when Steve-O and his four friends started dropping like flies one-by-one to the ground and faking seizures. They were having spasms and foamed at their mouths. Worried folks tried to save them and also called 911 for help.

TMZ obtained a video of the prank and a witness they interviewed said that after the men faked the seizures, they got up and walked away and said it was a "social experiment."

The LAFD wasn't too pleased with Steve-O and his gang since paramedics and police cars rushed out to the scene. However, they're unable to prosecute against him since he and his friends weren't the ones who made the emergency call. Capt. Jamie Moore told TMZ, "The L.A. Fire Dept. frowns on his action that impacted public safety." What if someone who was actually hurt was delayed from getting an ambulance because of them?

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Steve-O told TMZ that the stunt wasn't his idea and that it proved to be an "invaluable service by exposing a glaring shortcoming in the laws."

Sure... looks like he really learned his lesson. This isn't the first time Steve-O (who has been doing stand-up comedy tours lately) pulled a prank like this. He uploaded this video in Oct. 2013 of him having a run-in with a cop after covering himself in fake blood and lying on a sidewalk: