‘Jackass’ star Steve-O faces jail sentence following ‘big dangerous’ SeaWorld protest

The 41-year-old stuntman set off fireworks from the top of an LA crane earlier this month

Jackass star Steve-O could face four and a half years in prison following his “big dangerous” protest against SeaWorld in Los Angeles earlier this month.

On August 9, Steve O – real name Stephen Glover – climbed to the top of a 100-foot crane overlooking Sunset Boulevard with an inflatable whale bearing the words “SeaWorld Sucks”. He proceeded to set off fireworks from the top of the crane.

The 41-year-old stuntman was arrested following the incident and now the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office has confirmed that he has been charged with a series of misdemeanours: trespassing, creating a false emergency, storing and possession of fireworks without permit, and the use of unregistered fireworks.

He is now due to appear in court on August 31, TheWrap reports. If he is convicted of all charges, he could be handed a prison sentence of up to four and a half years and fines totalling $4,500 (£2,850).

Steve-O had predicted that his protest would come with consequences before he carried it out, telling fans on Instagram: “We’re gonna do a big dangerous stunt tomorrow in Los Angeles that will probably get me in a lot of trouble, and you can watch it happen at 7pm PST via a live stream on my Facebook page.”

He has yet to comment on his charges.