Steve O climbs a crane with an inflatable whale to protest SeaSorld.
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Steve-O, from Jackass and stuntman fame, introduced Facebook to 'Sammy' Aug. 8 and hinted he would do something stupid with the inflatable whale.

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...

Posted by Steve-O on Saturday, August 8, 2015

His master plan, it turns out, was to climb a construction crane in Los Angeles and, with the help of Sammy, protest SeaWorld.

The Los Angeles Times reported on his stunt:

More than 80 firefighters were called to the 6000 block of West Selma Avenue about 8 p.m. on reports of a possible suicide attempt after an unidentified person was spotted on the crane, Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said.

LAPD Lt. Michael Ling confirmed that Steve-O, whose real name is Stephen Glover, was arrested and is expected to be booked on suspicion of trespassing, setting a firework without a permit, and conspiracy to commit a crime. Investigators are still determining what charges apply, Ling said.

The apparent stunt prompted annoyance and frustration among public safety officials. More than 30 LAPD officers were called to the scene, and Selma Avenue was shut down.

Glover, 41, brought an inflatable Orca with him to the top of the crane and wore a "Blackfish" T-shirt, making the stunt another of his public demonstrations against SeaWorld.

Last year, he was charged with a traffic infraction for an anti-SeaWorld stunt in which he defaced a freeway sign in San Diego. He posted a YouTube video in August 2014 showing him climbing up the freeway sign to attach the word "sucks'' after the words "Sea World."

Steve-O, the true showman that he is, video recorded a great deal of it for you on his Facebook page.

Be warned, there is explicit language. Like you would expect.

Anyone wanna bail me out of jail?

Posted by Steve-O on Sunday, August 9, 2015

Via: webak1
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One man died and several more remain injured after a crane collapsed into a car show Aug. 1.

The pedestrian-lifting crane hurt more than 20 people, seven of them children, and caused the death of a 48-year-old man. There's still very little known about what caused the collapse.

According to CNN's story on the structural disaster:

The crane had been one of the main attractions at the festival for classic car aficionados in Oosertwolde, having been used to elevate a platform so visitors could enjoy the view, a press officer with the national police in east Netherlands region explained.

Authorities are still trying to figure out exactly what happened. What they do know is that 10 people were taken to a nearby hospital after the collapse, two of them in serious condition, police said.

CNN claims that only 10 were injured, but has the number at 20.

The annual event takes place in Oosertwolde, about 55 miles east of Amsterdam.

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