Steve-O Released After One Night In Jail
TV prankster Steve-O has been released from jail after serving just nine hours of his 30-day sentence for trespassing as part of a SeaWorld protest.
The Jackass star was slapped with a slew of criminal charges in August after he scaled a crane in California with an inflatable whale and set off fireworks to protest the marine life theme parks, which have faced repeated allegations of animal mistreatment and cruelty.
In October, Steve-O, real name Stephen Glover, pleaded no contest to trespassing and possessing fireworks, and he accepted a 30-day jail term as punishment.
On Wednesday, he took to Instagram to bid farewell to fans in a brief video as he checked into the Twin Towers Correction Facility in Los Angeles, but he wasn’t there for long and was allowed to walk free in the early hours of Thursday due to overcrowding, according to TMZ.com.
The comedian had previously been granted permission to work his jail term around his U.S. tour, which is set to continue in January, following his release.
He previously revealed he wanted to make sure his shows were not disrupted, even if it meant spending Christmas behind bars.
“Just so you know, I’m not canceling any of my tour dates, they’re all still happening,” he tweeted. “I go to jail once I get home from (a show in) Atlanta. I booked my tour dates around jail, none of them will be canceled.”