‘Jackass’ star charged after climbing Hollywood crane in protest

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Steve-O (GETTY IMAGES)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jackass” star Steve-O will face five criminal charges after he climbed a crane in Hollywood to protest SeaWorld and drew dozens of emergency responders to a construction site earlier this month.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the city of Los Angeles will also seek financial restitution for the cost of the police and fire response.

Steve-O, whose legal name is Stephen Glover, faces charges including creating a false emergency and trespassing.

Frank Mateljan, spokesman for the City Attorney’s Office, says the charges stem from the Aug. 9 incident and a subsequent search of Glover’s house.

The 41-year-old, known for his outlandish stunts, scrambled up a crane along Sunset Boulevard and inflated a killer whale balloon emblazoned with “SeaWorld Sucks.”

Glover’s representative didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.