WATCH: ‘Jackass’ Star Steve-O Scales a Crane and Gets Arrested

He did it for the whales—and 80 cops responded.

Sometimes you just have to take a stand.

Last night, while the rest of us were enjoying a relaxing weekend, Steve-O from “Jackass” decided to climb a crane and get himself arrested. He was accompanied by a blow-up whale, named Shamy (a reference to Shamu). Up they went, 100 feet, attracting a crowd of some 80 firefighters, five ambulances and a helicopter, all wondering whether he needed to be rescued.

Why you ask? Because he really hates Seaworld. 

The prankster had a political message, which he’d scrawled on Shamy: “Seaworld Sucks,” he wrote.  To draw even more attention to the plight of the attraction’s animals (the subject of the stunning documentary Blackfish, as well as past Steve-O stunts), the Jackass star lit a few firecrackers.

Check out the video of his livestream.

Steve-O has been radio silent since the stunt and many are assuming he’s still in custody. All for the whales my dude, all for the whales. 

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