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'Jackass' Star Steve-O Gets Jail Time for Stunt

The 41-year-old scrambled up a crane at least 100 feet high on Sunset Boulevard, inflating a large killer whale balloon emblazoned with "SeaWorld Sucks"

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    "Jackass" star Steve-O was arrested on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 after climbing a crane at least 100 feet above a construction site in Hollywood, hanging an inflatable whale and setting off fireworks, police said.

    "Jackass" star Steve-O was sentenced to 30 days in jail for a stunt in which he climbed a crane in Hollywood, California, to protest SeaWorld and drew dozens of emergency responders to a construction site earlier this month.

    Steve-O, whose legal name is Stephen Gilchrist Glover pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges in court on Wednesday.

    He'll serve jail time and probation, plus have to pay $14,000 in fines to the LA city fire and police departments, according to the City Attorney’s Office.

    As part of his probation, he cannot use possess fireworks, even ones labeled "safe and sane." He was ordered to stay 100 yards away from the "Hollywood Entertainment District," and can't do any non-permitted stunts or pranks in in Los Angeles County.

    He is set to surrender to serve jail time on Dec. 9.

    Glover announced the sentencing on his Instagram account, saying, "Considering I've become a clean and sober, dog-rescuing vegan, I must say I'm ready to go to jail-- not just because it will bring so much attention to the plight of orcas in captivity, but because it's nice to let people know I haven't lost my edge. What can I say, I'm a jackass."

    Glover was charged with one count each of creating a false emergency, use of unregistered fireworks, storing fireworks without a permit, possession of fireworks without a permit, and trespassing, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office said.

    The charges stem from the Aug. 9 incident and a subsequent search of Glover's house, he said.

    The 41-year-old scrambled up a crane at least 100 feet high on Sunset Boulevard, inflating a large killer whale balloon emblazoned with "SeaWorld Sucks" and lighting fireworks when he reached the top, police said.

    Glover, known for his outlandish stunts in the "Jackass" TV show and movies, later climbed down and was taken into custody.

    Because the first responders were not sure whether he needed to be rescued, five ambulances, a helicopter and more than 80 firefighters went to the scene, fire officials said.

    Resources were stretched thin because firefighters were called around the same time to rescue the operator of a harbor crane who was stricken with a medical emergency, authorities said.

    The performer was cited last year for another protest against the theme park. Glover said his demonstrations are in response to controversy over the 2013 documentary "Blackfish," which criticized SeaWorld's treatment of killer whales.