Jackass star Steve-O Glover was arrested in Sweden following a raid on his hotel room. Why the raid?
- Glover and other “Jackass” regulars had performed their “Don’t Try This at Home” show in the Swedish capital Wednesday night.
Prosecutor Gunnar Fjaestad said the raid happened after Glover said he swallowed the condom as a stunt.
Jason Berk, Glover’s attorney in the United States, said Friday the arrest was a “major misunderstanding and a failure to differentiate between the person and his art. There’s nothing evidencing that he had any involvement with drugs other than entertaining e-mails sent to his fans and outlandish statements made to the press.”
On his Web site, Glover wrote that he swallowed the condom and was “stoned as can be and overjoyed with the success” of the stunt. The entry was dated May 22.
Fjaestad said an X-ray of Glover’s body showed a “foreign object” in his stomach. Police also reported finding an Ecstasy pill and more marijuana in his hotel room. [AP]
The statement on his website has been removed.
I have several issues. First, this reminds us that ANYONE with a computer, even the police in Sweden, can read a website. Some of us forget that and treat our sites like they are private diaries. They are not.
Second, these Jackass guys are fucking idiots, although I am sure that goes without saying. But here’s a little example regarding Steve-O’s LAST brush with the law:
- Steve-O’s legal worries are hopefully behind him now. He has been placed on one-year supervised probation, required to make a $5,000 donation to a local shelter and ordered to never again perform in Terrebonne Parish. This ends more than six months of trials stemming from a Louisiana nightclub incident in which Steve-O stapled his nuts to his thigh and a bouncer slammed a participant’s head into a wall.
Thirdly, swallowing a condom full of marijuana would not cause “Steve-O” to be “stoned as can be,” because the THC is not released from marijuana unless it is cooked or burned. So he’s a liar and an idiot.