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Steve-O, Jailed For SeaWorld’s Whales, Sees Early Release

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A now reportedly sober Stephen Gilchrist Glover, perhaps better known as Steve-O from “Jackass,” pulled a stunt back in August aimed at raising awareness for SeaWorld’s captive orcas and subsequently found himself sentenced to 30 days in county jail. However, it appears as if the celebrity stuntman has received somewhat of a pass, as he was released from Los Angeles county jail after spending less than eight hours behind bars.

Following his release, Steve-O shared a picture of himself with his dog via Instagram along with a message in which he thanked the “good people” at the correctional facility for making his stay “a great one.”

After taking a hilarious mug shot, I wound up spending less than eight hours in jail. Thanks to all of the good people at Twin Towers Correctional Facility for making my stay a great one.

Just nine weeks ago, Steve-O shared a statement on Instagram regarding the arrest in which he referred to himself as “a clean and sober, dog-rescuing vegan” while noting that “if your goal is to make a statement about captivity, you may as well get yourself locked up!”

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

Before he went into jail on Wednesday, Mr. Glover shared a video of himself doing a backflip off of the correctional facility’s sign.

According to TMZ, who first broke news of Steve’O’s jail time for his anti-SeaWorld stunt — which involved a crane, trespassing and fireworks — the “Jackass” star was released hours after his lockup as a result of overcrowding.

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