Earlier this year, heroic animal rights crusader/jackass Steve-O was arrested for climbing up a crane, trying to set off some fireworks, and just generally wasting the time and resources of a ton of emergency services personnel who thought he was making an elaborate suicide attempt. Steve-O did all of this in the name of protesting against SeaWorld’s treatment of orcas, but that didn’t give him much sympathy from our human legal system and he was sentenced to 30 days in jail. Today is the day Steve-O was supposed to begin that sentence, and upon arriving at Los Angeles’ Twin Towers Correctional Facility, he posted a video on Instagram of himself doing a backflip off a sign along with the message: “Here I am at jail. See ya when I see ya, folks! #yeahdude #SeaWorldSucks”
And that was the last we heard of Steve-O…until about eight hours later, when he was officially released from prison. That comes from TMZ, which explained that the official reasoning for Steve-O’s early release was “overcrowding.” That seems like the kind of thing the jail should’ve figured out before he got there, but at least Steve-O (kind of) served his time and (maybe) learned his lesson. Also, while spending eight hours or so in jail probably isn’t a record, spending eight hours or so with Steve-O definitely is, so congratulations to the inmates and staff at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility. You guys are real troopers.
Steve-O also posted a photo on Instagram when he got home, referencing a “hilarious mug shot” that we’ll probably never get to see now.