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'Kony 2012' Honcho

Detained for Allegedly

Masturbating in Public

3/16/2012 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jason Russell

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3:26 PM PST: We just got footage
of Jason's naked meltdown on a public street ... pounding his fists in anger and screaming maniacally.

2:15 PM PST: Law enforcement sources tell us ... there are NO plans to charge Russell with a crime for yesterday's incident.

2:08 PM PST:
Law enforcement sources tell us ... Russell is being hospitalized on a 5150 psychiatric hold so authorities can assess his mental state. The 5150 hold allows authorities to keep Russell for up to 3 days to determine if he represents a threat to either himself or others.

1:45 PM PST:
The CEO of Invisible Children, Ben Keesey, tells TMZ ..."Jason Russell was unfortunately hospitalized yesterday suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, and malnutrition."

The statement continues, "He is now receiving medical care and is focused on getting better. The past two weeks have taken a severe emotional toll on all of us, Jason especially, and that toll manifested itself in an unfortunate incident yesterday."

"Jason’s passion and his work have done so much to help so many, and we are devastated to see him dealing with this personal health issue. We will always love and support Jason, and we ask that you give his entire family privacy during this difficult time.”

Jason Russell was detained, not arrested by San Diego cops
The mastermind behind the now-famous "Kony 2012" video was detained by police in San Diego yesterday for allegedly being drunk in public and masturbating.

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Jason Russell was taken into custody by San Diego cops.  In addition to allegedly masturbating, cops say he vandalized cars.

Cops told NBC7 in SD they received several calls around 11:30 AM ... reporting a man in "various stages of undress."

Sources tell us ... Russell was dancing around the Intersection of Ingraham and Riviera wearing "speedo-like underwear" ... and eventually removed the underwear and began to make sexual gestures.

We're told ... it appeared Russell was under the influence of some kind of substance.

Cops told NBC, "Officers detained [Russell] and transferred him to a local medical facility for further evaluation and treatment."

Russell is the father of two, and says he wants to have 9 more kids. 

Russell is the co-founder of Invisible Children as well as the filmmaker of the ultra-viral video which has set records on the Internet -- with more than 80 million views (below).

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1.

Stiletto    

Whadda a d1ck.

951 days ago
2.

kt    

Nooooo! Come on. Way to (allegedly) bring a darkened shadow to a good cause.

951 days ago
3.

jdub    

Did he vandalize the cars while masturbating?? That's what I really want to know.

951 days ago
4.

BarrysConspiracyWorld    

If you're not a Mank, you're a Wank. Go Manchester United!

951 days ago
5.

fuk tmz    

thats touching

951 days ago
6.

Hello is anybody in there?    

Maybe he was masturbating on to of Kony's car :3?

951 days ago
7.

Bubbles The Chimp    

He was just choking his Kony.

951 days ago
8.

CoCo    

It still does not change the importance of his message. Perhaps the public limelight s much harder than he thought. Dude, keep it in the pants, man.

951 days ago
9.

I'm A Lawyer    

Yeah, i'd trust this person with donation money. LOL. Find better organizations to donate to, if you really want to help.

951 days ago
10.

kt    

Dear Jason,

If you were publicly masturbating in order to gather the "goods" to have those 9 more kids, there are so many better ways.

951 days ago
11.

campy    

Masturbating in public? Well what's wrong with that?

951 days ago
12.

brent     

That's one powerful money shot.

951 days ago
13.

AeroFANatic    

He was obviously just looking for more adhesive for his posters...

951 days ago
14.

john    

If i got away with making millions on a scam like KONY id be walking around town with my junk out too!!!

951 days ago
15.

EatMe    

8===D~~2012

951 days ago
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