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Steve O Of 'Jackass' Fame Arrested For SeaWorld Protest Stunt

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(FOX 11 / CNS) Actor and stuntman "Steve-O,'' best known for the "Jackass'' television and movie franchise, bailed out of jail Monday, and was unapologetic about his attention-grabbing climb up a construction crane in Hollywood as part of a protest of SeaWorld. Stephen Gilchrist Glover, 41, was arrested Sunday night after he entered a secured construction site, climbed a crane, set off a firework and dropped an inflatable Shamu toy before climbing down, police said. Glover live-streamed the entire stunt online. Crews responded around 8 p.m. Sunday to the site at 6094 W. Selma Ave. on a report of a possible jumper. That jumper, however, turned out to be Glover, who alerted his Twitter followers and Facebook fans the previous day about his plans to carry out a public stunt in opposition to SeaWorld's treatment of killer whales and other sea life. Police blasted the stunt, calling it a massive waste of officers' and firefighters' time. Responding fire crews deployed air cushions beneath the crane, unsure if the man planned to jump. As he walked out of jail in Hollywood Monday morning, Glover stood by his actions. "For God's sake, get a pair of binoculars,'' he said. "I used binoculars to make sure that the hatch was open. ... (With binoculars), you'd be able to recognize, 'Hey, that's Steve-O filming himself with an inflatable killer whale after he had posted that he was gonna do that to millions and millions.'' Glover made headlines last year when he defaced a freeway exit sign in San Diego to make it read "SeaWorld Sucks.'' That same message was written on the inflatable killer whale he dropped from the crane Sunday night. "It goes without saying I did it to put my foot down for Shamu,'' Glover said of his latest stunt. He was booked on suspicion of trespassing and freed on $5,000 bail. He was given a tentative court date of Aug. 31. Bobbi Kristina, Donald Trump, Greece, crisis, Gunman On Beach, Confederate flag, racist, Charleston shooter, South Carolina church, skinhead, Dylann Roof, Tornado, FIFA, Arrested, Corruption, Nepal, Amtrak train, Train Crash, train crashes, Philadelphia, Baltimore riots, Freddie Gray, violent, National Guard, Violence in Baltimore, Gas Clash Protesters, WTF, NYC, RAW Video, Kenji Goto, Kurdish, Hostage, BREAKING NEWS, JAPANESE HOSTAGE, HD Video, New Video, Iraq, FULL Video, Super Bowl, 2015 Budweiser, Lost Dog, NEW YORK BLIZZARD 2015, Ukraine, war, military, Putin's War, Russian Terrorists, Invasion, Separatists, crisis, fighting, news, compilation, news reporter , news channel 5, news channels, youtube, halloween, ghetto, helicopter crash, yesterday, interruption , in spanish, interview , live today , jetpack fail, japanese, jingle music junkie, justin bieber, jokes, 24h, dancing, news korea, kenya, live, news on air, live stream, news movies, news music, news mess ups, news channel, news now, bloopers 2014, news fails, news on ebola, news one, Radar, Bus Stop Buddy, FOX Futurecast, Hurricane, Local News, Most Popular, Investigates, Politics, Mobile Apps, Text Alerts, Seen On TV, Watch Newscasts Live, TV Schedule, Traffic, Gift Of Life, Yellow Pages, NEWS, Local, U.S. & World, Sports, Health, Tech, Weird, Weather, WEATHER, Forecast, Maps & Radar, Weather Alerts, School Closing Alerts, Weather News, ENTERTAINMENT, Events, In The Wings, NY Live, Your Guide 4 NY, Open House, 1st Look, Job Shop, Auto, Tech, Business, Personal Finance, Small Business, Breaking news, latest news, Terror strikes France, Democrats, Economy, Taxes, Poverty, Corporations, Jobs, Energy, Small Business, Unions, Wall Street, Education, Early Education, School Reform, Elections, Election 2012, Election 2014, Election 2016, Money in Politics, Voting Rights, Equality, LGBT, Race, Women, Immigration, Green, Pollution, Climate, Health, Health Care Reform, Obamacare, Global Health, Food, HIV-AIDS, Sexual Health, National Security, Middle East, Military, Afghanistan, Terrorism, Republicans, Tea Party, Society, Civil L...