Former Jackass star and Stacey Solomon's ex Steve-O was taken into custody by police in LA after climbing 100ft up a crane as part of a protest

Just two weeks after splitting from girlfriend Stacey Solomon, Steve-O‘s life has gone from bad to worse – as he’s gone and got himself ARRESTED.

The former Jackass star was taken into custody by police in Los Angeles on Sunday night after climbing a 100ft crane to stage a protest against SeaWorld.

Upon scaling the dizzyingly high crane, the animal rights activist inflated a large plastic killer whale with the words ‘SeaWorld sucks’ written on it.

And, naturally, he covered the whole thing as it happened on his Facebook page, sharing updates with his nine million fans as the climb progressed.

Is it just us, or is the thought of him whipping out a smartphone halfway up a crane kind of terrifying?

Anyway, in his first post the stuntman – wearing a t-shirt bearing an image from Blackfish, a documentary which examines the controversy surrounding killer whales held in captivity – is seen leaping over a fence to reach the base of the crane, before beginning his ascent.

It wasn’t long before the emergency services were alerted to his climb and rushed to the scene, including several police cars and fire trucks.

‘Did I mention that I’m really high in the air? Hearing sirens now,’ he posted as the vehicles began to arrive.

In another post, he counts the police officers below him on the ground as he blows the whale up with a portable pump, with the star saying: ‘We definitely have their attention.’

And in a final post shared shortly after, Steve simply asked: ‘Anyone wanna bail me out of jail?’

Lieutenant Michael Ling later revealed that several ambulances and fire trucks were sent to the scene because they were unsure whether the star needed to be rescued, with firefighters preparing a cushion in case of a fall.

Steve predicted the stunt would land him in hot water with the authorities the day before, as he teased his fans with a message posted on Facebook and Instagram.

Alongside a shot of him holding the inflatable whale, he wrote: ‘This is Shammy. We’re going to do a big dangerous stunt in Los Angeles tomorrow that will probably get me in a lot of trouble.’

We wonder if Stacey is currently tearing her lovely hair out with worry over her locked-up ex?

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