“Jackass” co-star Steve-O will find out Friday whether he’ll be shipped off
to Louisiana to face obscenity charges for allegedly stapling his scrotum to
his inner thigh during a nightclub act there.
The 28-year-old stunt-monger, whose real name is Stephen Glover, was
arrested Monday in Los Angeles on a fugitive from justice warrant and is
being held on $150,000 bail. His extradition hearing in Los Angeles
Municipal Court is scheduled for Friday morning.
In addition to the obscenity charges, Glover — who is known for such
stunts as getting his butt cheeks pierced together and snorting live
earthworms, which he pulls out through his mouth — is also accused of
being a principal to second-degree battery for a separate stunt that night in which a bouncer allegedly threw a 19-year-old on his head and knocked him unconscious.
The club act, caught on tape by an audience member, took place July 11 at the Abyss in Houma on the Louisiana coast south of New Orleans. Abyss owner George Bourg and club manager Lenny Swiderski were arrested Wednesday as principals to obscenity and second-degree battery. Bond was set at $150,000 each.
Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, Assistant District Attorney Carlos Lazarus said that if Glover doesn’t contest extradition, the local sheriff’s office would send deputies to pick him up in Los Angeles as early as next week. If Glover does contest, Terrebonne Parish authorities will have 30 days to get a governor’s warrant while he remains in custody in Los Angeles. If Glover posts bail, he’s free to return to Louisiana to face charges.
If convicted, he faces up to eight years in prison, three of which would be for the obscenity charge.
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