Steve-O will be spending some time behind bars, but he has no regrets for what he did.
The Jackass star posted on Instagram that he has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for a stunt he pulled in August to raise awareness for the treatment of animals at SeaWorld. OnAug. 9 he climbed to the top of a crane in Hollywood, carrying an inflatable whale and a sign protesting the theme park, and shot off fireworks.
The stuntman posted the lengthy message, saying that he's "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...I mean, if your goal is to make a statement about captivity, you may as well get yourself locked up," he said, further highlighting his reformation by adding that he has also launched a campaign to raise funds for at-risk, inner city kids in Los Angeles.
I just got sentenced to 30 days in LA County jail, and this is what I have to say about it: "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. My whole crane-climbing, fireworks debacle really turned out to be pretty meaningful in the end, too. I mean, if your goal is to make a statement about captivity, you may as well get yourself locked up! To help give back to the City of Los Angeles, I launched a campaign today to raise money for at-risk, inner city youth, by raffling off chances to win an all-expenses-paid trip to be my red carpet, VIP guest at the taping of my Showtime comedy special next month, which is called "Steve-O: Guilty As Charged". There is a link to a new crazy stunt video I just made to let people enter to win in my bio. Los Angeles, I love you, thank you for everything!" -Steve-O (cartoon by @mikehillier_design)
In addition to his jail time, Steve-O was sentenced to 36 months of probation, ordered to pay $500 in fines and to stay out of the Hollywood Entertainment District. He pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts for fireworks and trespassing after originally being 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.
Steve-O will begin his jail sentence on Dec. 9, per The Hollywood Reporter.
Watch Steve-O's video of the stunt: