41-year-old Steve-O, from MTV’s Jackass, was detained by police in Los Angeles after he climbed a 100 foot-high crane with an inflatable whale, as part of a protest against America’s SeaWorld parks, which have come under fire amid allegations of animal mistreatment.
Steve-O, real name Stephen Glover, was eventually coaxed down by cops and subsequently arrested. After spending a night behind bars, he was released on $5,000 bail, and then headed to Fiji after posting an Instagram.
And according to TMZ, the Los Angeles City Attorney has now charged him with five misdemeanors – creating a false emergency, use of unregistered fireworks, storing and possession of fireworks without permit, and trespassing.
If convicted, the TV star could face up to four and a half years behind bars.
Steve-O is due to appear in court in L.A. on August 31, 2015.