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Jackass star Steve-O climbs LA crane in SeaWorld protest

Steve-O, star of the stunt show Jackass, was arrested in Los Angeles on Sunday night after staging a protest against SeaWorld.

SeaWorld's controversial Shamu show.
SeaWorld’s controversial Shamu show. Image by Josh Hallett / CC BY 2.0

The actor, real name Stephen Glover, climbed a crane on Sunset Boulevard and inflated a blow-up whale with the words ‘Seaworld Sucks’ on it before being arrested when he came down.

Steve-O, a cast member in "Jackass 3D," poses at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles. Steve-O was arrested on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, for climbing a crane in Hollywood in a protest against Seaworld. Los Angeles police said 41-year-old Stephen Glover drew dozens of emergency responders to a construction site where he climbed a crane towering at least 100 feet. Image by AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File.
Steve-O, a cast member in “Jackass 3D,” poses at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles. Steve-O was arrested on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, for climbing a crane in Hollywood in a protest against Seaworld. Los Angeles police said 41-year-old Stephen Glover drew dozens of emergency responders to a construction site where he climbed a crane towering at least 100 feet. Image by AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File.

Emergency services responded angrily, saying that the five ambulances, helicopter and 80 firefighters sent to the scene could have been better used elsewhere. Read more: nytimes.com