NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Thursday, December 10, 2015, 7:44 PM
Steve-O was released from prison after serving just eight hours of his 30-day sentence.
It’s no prank: Steve-O is already a free man.
The over-the-top “Jackass” star was released from the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles Thursday morning after serving just a few hours behind bars.
“I wound up spending less than eight hours in jail,” he wrote on Instagram. “Thanks to all of the good people at Twin Towers Correctional Facility for making my stay a great one.”
Steve-O, whose real name is Steven Glover, received the early dismissal due to overcrowding in the Los Angeles jail, TMZ reported.
Steve-O was taken into custody after he climbed atop a construction crane in Hollywood, as seen in several videos he uploaded to his Facebook.
The 41-year-old daredevil was originally sentenced to 30 days in jail after being charged with five misdemeanors following an outlandish public Sea World protest in August.
The stunt involved Steve-O climbing to the top of a construction crane in Hollywood while wearing a “Blackfish” T-shirt and holding an inflatable orca.
He documented his actions through a series of Facebook videos, which drew more than 80 firemen and 30 police officers to the scene, and ended with charges of creating a false emergency, trespassing and illegally possessing and lighting fireworks.
“It just got out of hand,” Steve-O later told TMZ. “It’s never my intention to disrupt the city on that level.”
The prank was Steve-O’s latest protest against Sea World in response to its alleged poor treatment of killer whales. In the summer of 2014, the “Wildboyz” performer scaled a San Diego freeway sign and rearranged its letters to read “Sea World Sucks,” which led to a $ 239 fine.
He kept his carefree spirit alive on Wednesday as he arrived to the Los Angeles jail, sharing a video of himself doing a backflip off of a concrete ledge at the facility’s entrance.