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Steve-O Arrested After Climbing Crane & Setting Off Fireworks In Anti-SeaWorld Protest

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Aug. 10 2015, Published 8:03 a.m. ET

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Steve-O was arrested Sunday in Hollywood after scaling a 100-foot high crane off Sunset Boulevard during an anti-SeaWorld protest, police said.

The 41-year-old Jackass daredevil, whose real name is Stephen Glover, climbed the dangerously-high contraption and placed a large inflatable ballon resembling a whale, with the phrase "SeaWorld Sucks" scrawled on it. To top off the display, he ignited a set of fireworks.

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The wild-man was taken into custody when he got down, according to Los Angeles police Lt. Michael Ling. Among the charges he faces includes conspiracy to commit trespassing and filming without a permit, officials said.

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Steve-O, who has past been involved in anti-SeaWorld efforts, said that Sunday's protest was spurred by Blackfish, a 2013 documentary that was critical of the San Diego amusement park.

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More than 80 firefighters, five ambulances and a helicopter were dispatched in the incident, Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart, adding that a harbor crane operator had suffered an emergency around the same timeframe.

"Some of the resources on this hoax," she said, "could have been devoted to a real emergency."

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