TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Steve-O

Fake Seizure Stunt Pisses Off L.A. Fire Dept.

2/13/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE



update_graphic_red_bar
7:30 AM PT -- Steve-O just told us he couldn't agree more  ... his stupid stunt SHOULD be illegal ... but that doesn't mean he's taking any responsibility for it. "This 'seizure prank' wasn't my idea or my operation, and I agree it was a real stinker," he said, adding the stunt provided an "invaluable service by exposing a glaring shortcoming in the laws."
update_grey_gray_bar
The L.A. City Fire Dept. is LIVID at former "Jackass" star Steve-O  ... for a stupid prank Tuesday that triggered a 911 emergency ... but in reality there's nothing that can be done to him.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Steve-O and three of his cohorts FAKED simultaneous seizures at a West Hollywood coffee shop ... and the 911 call prompted cops and paramedics to rush to the scene.

TMZ obtained video of the prank ... showing Steve-O and the others seemingly going into spasms and frothing at the mouth -- while horrified customers frantically call 911.

Here's the thing.  Since Steve-O and his friends were not the ones who called 911, they can't be prosecuted for making a false report to authorities ... and the people who made the call did so in good faith.

Capt. Jamie Moore tells TMZ he's contacting Steve-O, his lawyer and his publicist to let them know the prank was not only dumb ... it threatened lives.   The ambulance or fire truck could have gotten in an accident, and someone who didn't get an ambulance in time could have died.

Capt. Moore tells us, "The L.A. Fire Dept. frowns on his action that impacted public safety."

021214_steve_o_prank_instagram_launch

85 COMMENTS

No Avatar
1.

Laurin    

that was funny

223 days ago
2.

ts    

So they kept faking the seizures even after they knew people were calling 911? That's not being a jackass that's being an a**hole.

223 days ago
3.

baby    

he is s***

223 days ago
4.

Cartman    

The guy is a professional retard.

223 days ago
5.

MrHarryBawls2016    

*******LOUIE ANDERSON CONFIRMED AS NEW HOST OF THE TONITE SHOW******

AP. Apparently the pressure of being the new host of The Tonite Show has gotten to Jimmy Fallon. "I dont know what I was thinking" said Fallon to reporters outside his West Hollywood apartment. "It should go to the big man Louie. I agree 1000% with NBC's decision. Fallon continued "Louie Anderson has more talent in his little finger than I have in my entire brain and body." It will be interesting to see if NBC's "train wreck theory" pans out -that millions of people will tune into the Tonite Show to watch an even bigger train wreck than Fallon would be. "If Louie's ratings dont remain steady after 6 months", said an NBC executive "we will be replacing him with Byron ("Comics Unleashed") Allen..." When asked for further comment Fallon threw a large bag of piss right at a reporter''s head and slammed the door.

223 days ago
6.

minlite    

The funnier thing is that why should the ambulance or the fire truck get into an accident?
What if they get into an accident when there is an actual emergency and fail to get to them in time?

223 days ago
7.

Jules Destaing    

Jackass !! They should be fined for wasting police, and fireman's time.

223 days ago
8.

OK    

Faking a seizure in public for attention. Hilarious.

223 days ago
9.

*_* JUST A FRIEND *_*    

We get it Steve-O...your retarded...You can go away now...
!!! TESTIFY !!!

223 days ago
10.

jane    

He's ugly and stupid and too old for this ****. He's a male miley cyrus...Never could figure out HOW he manged to go out with George Clooneys Itlalian Ex, He's just unattractive on every level. Not Funny, Old, Boring ****.

223 days ago
11.

PokeFangirl    

I get that they can't be fined for wasting 911 resources since they didn't make the call, but, what about public disorderly conduct?

223 days ago
12.

IamJacksweekoff    

Disgusting low lives should have their right to emergency medical attention revoked. They mocked the men and women who put their lives on the line to serve the community in emergency situations. Total wastes of space.

223 days ago
13.

NOT ELMO    

Steve-O -- Fake Seizure Stunt PISSES Off L.A. Fire Dept.................STEVE-O IS A BUTTH0LE BlTCH

223 days ago
14.

Brian    

Politicians love making laws. Here's one they can write. If you fake any kind of injury you can be prosecuted and be forced to pay for all costs. When they had to respond to the 911 call that meant one less paramedic and whatever else they sent. Someone might have even died because of that. These guys are idiots.

223 days ago
15.

Brooke    

Not funny at all. Don't hidden camera shows or whatever typically alert the authorities before they pull the stunt? And what if someone actually had a seizure around the same time as those idiots were faking theirs and they no one helped them because they thought it was part of the stupid prank?

223 days ago
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web