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Steve-O Serves Only 9 Hours Of 30-Day Sentence For Anti-Sea World Crane Stunt
Jackass star Steve-O served only 9 hours of his 30-day sentence for his anti-Sea World stunt.On Thursday just before 2:30 a.m., Steve-O was released from the Twin Towers Correctional Facility just hours after he surrendered himself around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening. "After taking a hilarious mug shot, I wound up spending less than eight hours in jail," wrote Steve-O on Instagram, in a photo showing him reunited with his dog at home. "Thanks to all of the good people at Twin Towers Correctional Facility for making my stay a great one. #yeahdude #SeaWorldSucks."
In August, Steve-O broke into a construction site in Hollywood and climbed a crane as an anti-Sea World demonstration. He blew up an inflatable orca that had "Sea World Sucks" written on it, set off fireworks, and posted videos of the stunt to Facebook. He eventually climbed down and was arrested—he later plead no contest to charges of trespassing and using fireworks and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.
Before turning himself in, Steve-O posted a video to his Instagram showing him backflipping off the Twin Towers main sign, and screaming, "And I'm ready let's gooooo!" when he nails the landing.
Steve-O served a mere fraction of his sentence because of overcrowding, according to the L.A. Times.
It sounds like authorities are taking no chances with Steve-O. According to City News Service, the terms of Steve-O's probation order him to "not to engage or participate in any staged fight in public, feigned medical emergency or any other non-approved or non-permitted stunt or prank in public reasonably likely to elicit an emergency response from police, fire or rescue personnel within Los Angeles County."
Why would they think he would do such a thing?