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Steve-O, Apartment Law & Smoking
There are a few things you can't do in apartments. There are things that you can't do anyway, like drugs, but you also can't break holes in the walls unless you own the place. Well, that's what Jackass star Steve-O did this weekend before his neighbors placed him under citizen's arrest, then turning him over to police, who in turn searched his apartment and found drugs.
And if his drugs are of the smoking kind, that may be soon banned, even the legal smokes. A Valley State Senator, Alex Padilla (you may remember him from LA City Counil) has put in SB1598, a bill that "would allow - although not require - landlords to ban smoking inside rental units as a means of protecting the health of other tenants who may live nearby," according to the Daily News.
Some say the law already exists on the book, but landlords feel it is too vague, leaving them open to easy lawsuits by tenants if acted against. Opponents of the bill say it could be used as an easy excuse for landlords to evict tenants, and wouldn't they love that, with rent control and all keeping them from raising certain people's rents.
As for Steve-O, it looks like he may be getting evicted soon.
Photo by AlbySpace via Flickr
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