Steve-O's latest stunt -- backflipping from a bridge into the shallow, San Antonio River -- could land him in jail for the crime of "Deadly Conduct."
Steve made the jump last Friday ... a very risky proposition given the water below is only 4' deep.
Cops threatened to cite him but didn't ... however, law enforcement sources now tell us the "Jackass" star is under criminal investigation.
So, you ask, what is the crime of "Deadly Conduct." Under Texas law, someone who engages in reckless conduct that could place someone else in danger of great bodily injury, then it's considered deadly conduct ... a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.
We're told Steve-O may also be cited for swimming in the San Antonio River -- which is prohibited.
Oh I'm Sorry ...
I Didn't See Any 'No Backflip' Signs On This Bridge
3/18/2014 10:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Steve-O insists police should be THANKING him for doing a high-flying backflip off a San Antonio bridge this weekend -- into four feet of water -- telling TMZ, thanks to him, the entire city now knows ... that bridge should really have "no diving" signs on it.
San Antonio police are currently investigating the incident -- a rep for the SAPD tells us, they're trying to determine how Steve-O should be punished ... because backflipping off that bridge isn't just illegal, it's extremely dangerous.
But Steve-O says that's BS -- telling us, it's dangerous because the city never posted signs on the bridge, warning people that the water below is only 4 feet deep.
He adds, "They've given no indication that people shouldn't jump, and done nothing to warn anyone about the serious dangers of that shallow water. Very irresponsible, indeed."
Steve-O says his video -- shot for his new YouTube channel -- has raised awareness about the dangers of San Antonio bridge jumping ... and he should be rewarded.
Fake Seizure Stunt Pisses Off L.A. Fire Dept.
2/13/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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."
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."
I Got DRUGGED at Frat House
... It Was Awesome!
10/17/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
SOMEONE DRUGGED JOHNNY KNOXVILLE AT A FRAT HOUSE ... so says Johnny Knoxville, but he ain't exactly complaining about it.
Knoxville says someone slipped an ecstacy pill into his beer during a recent promo shoot for his new movie "Bad Grandpa" ... and during his drug-induced haze, he injured his hand.
Now, knowing Johnny ... it's totally possible he's telling the truth. But still, we gotta ask ...
'Jackass' Star Chris Pontius
'Party Boy' Back on the Market
10/11/2013 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It took four years .... but "Jackass" star Chris Pontius -- aka Party Boy -- is finally free to throw on his g-string and grind on whoever he wants (guilt-free) 'cause a judge just finalized his divorce, TMZ has learned.
We broke the story ... Chris was hit with divorce papers in 2011, two years after he had separated from his wife Claire Nolan. The two had married back in 2004.
Math Fact -- they had been separated almost as long as they had been married.
As far as assets go, the couple had two homes -- one in the Hollywood Hills (he got that) and one in Ireland (she got that) ... this, according to the judgment, filed in L.A. County Superior Court and obtained by TMZ.
As far as the other stuff goes ...
Chris got ... his 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser, his royalties from "Jackass" and "Wildboyz," everything in their American investment accounts, and an unknown amount of credit card debt.
Claire got ... a vintage 1965 International Scout (see below), her engagement ring, a check from Chris for $200,000 dollars and whatever's left in their Irish bank account.
We reached out to Pontius for comment -- so far, no word back.
ARRESTED IN ICELAND
Destroyed Rental Car, Didn't Pay
7/25/2013 7:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bam Margera was arrested in Iceland yesterday ... over a rental car he DESTROYED last year and never paid for, this according to the "Jackass" star himself.
It's a pretty bizarre story ... basically, Bam allegedly rented a Toyota Landcruiser from Hertz when he visited the country back in 2012. According to officials, Bam returned the car in TERRIBLE shape 5 days after the rental period was over -- but never paid for the damage, fees and other costs associated with the ride. Then, he left the country ...
So, when Margera returned to Iceland yesterday ... he was arrested upon arrival at the Keflavik Airport.
Bam eventually remedied the situation (after cutting a huge check) -- and was released from custody.
But the best part of the saga was the incredible, probably-drunken post-arrest interview he gave to a Icelandic newssite Visir.is ... in which he ADMITS to trashing the hell out of the car.
"I kicked the door in because I was pissed one night ... and then there was a scratch over there that they had to replace the whole panel for," Bam said.
There's more -- "The back got hit, and then there was … I've been painting like with oil paints so oil paints get everywhere so there was like blue paint all over the inside of the car."
So what's the lesson here? DON'T LET BAM BORROW YOUR CAR!!!
Your Schlong's Been
Removed from YouTube
1/29/2013 7:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bam Margera is learning the hard way ... the folks at YouTube do not take kindly to self-induced golden showers posted on their site.
In case you don't follow Bam's career ... the MTV star is now getting into the rap game ... and one of his videos started to get some heat on YouTube.
Problem is ... the video ain't exactly family friendly ... containing some incredibly graphic images (naked people) and some unusually graphic hydration techniques (Bam takes a drink from his own yellow fountain).
Also, the lyrics were a bit too racy for YouTube ... since the hook is basically a description of how Bam wants to bend a particular body part in an unusual way so that he can have sex ... with himself.
Prolly for the better.
Knoxville to Al Roker:
Wanna Shart in the
Next 'Jackass' Movie?
1/8/2013 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Al Roker's crazy pants-pooping hijinks have impressed the master of all things dung ... and now Johnny Knoxville says he's inviting the weatherman to SHART in the next "Jackass" project.
Knoxville -- who has featured several real-life crapping scenes in his "Jackass" flicks (including the infamous poo-cano) -- was in L.A. last night when we told him about Al's dirty little secret.
"That makes my day," Knoxville said ... adding, "If Al Roker ever wants to shart in 'Jackass,' he's more than invited."
Roker hasn't been shy about his little slip -- going on "Dateline" and "Today" to talk about the time he tried to fart at the White House ... and crapped himself instead.
My Herpes Cleared Up!
9/28/2012 9:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bam Margera says his herpes sore is GONE following his crazy run-in with a naked, masturbating female intruder ... and tells us he only wants to see the woman get help.
As TMZ first reported, Margera claims he woke up in the middle of the night to find a woman trying to kiss him, and when he went to call police ... she laid on the floor and started masturbating.
Bam claimed a cold sore sprouted on his mouth following the incident -- and believes it's the result of direct contact with the woman (ew!!!) or from the stress of the whole thing. But last night in Hollywood, Bam recounted the ordeal for us and gave us the good news ... his cold sore has cleared up.
Bam says he's not interested in pressing charges and just wants to see the woman get help.
Starting with a shot of penicillin, perhaps?
I Think My Naked Stalker
Gave Me Herpes
9/25/2012 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bam Margera is convinced the naked chick who broke into his house and masturbated on his floor ... might have left a little gift behind as well -- HERPES.
Bam and his friend Tony Hawk posted a video on YouTube ... where Bam tells Tony everything that went down the night his alleged stalker was arrested two weeks ago -- including the part where she pleasured herself in front of him.
But then the "Jackass" star drops a bombshell -- he says he woke up the day after she busted in with a giant sore on his bottom lip.
In other words, he thinks she might have given him the herp when she kissed him -- or, Bam admits it could be the stress of the whole mess.
Secretly LIVED in My Tree
9/19/2012 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The naked girl who allegedly broke into Bam Margera's house and masturbated on his bedroom floor didn't just appear out of nowhere -- she had secretly been LIVING in Bam's tree house for weeks ... the "Jackass" star tells TMZ.
As we first reported, cops arrested the 24-year-old woman Friday in the area surrounding Bam's Pennsylvania mansion ... and according Bam, the girl told police she had been living on his property for weeks leading up to her wild bedroom invasion.
Bam tells us ... the girl had been camping out in the giant tree fort on his property -- the same fort featured as Fast Eddie's Treetop Casino in an episode of "Viva La Bam."
After she was arrested on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, and stalking, Bam says cops found evidence the girl had been living in the tree house -- including clothes and garbage.
But she didn't just hole herself up in the treetops -- Bam says the girl had knocked on his parents' door a couple of weeks ago with luggage, claiming she had moved from Florida to marry her son. Bam says his mother sent the woman away ... after trying to set her up with a homeless shelter.
As for the woman, we're told she's still in custody -- being held on $50k bail.
Naked Chick Broke into My House,
9/14/2012 10:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
According to law enforcement sources, Bam told police the 24-year-old woman woke him up in his Pennsylvania home by kissing him -- completely in the buff -- and Bam freaked ... throwing the girl off him and dialing 911.
And here's where it gets really insane -- according to law enforcement sources, while Bam was on the phone with cops, he claims the girl dropped to the floor and started to masturbate.
After Bam hung up, we're told he kicked the girl out of his house -- still completely naked.
West Chester police tell TMZ, they arrested her nakedness in the rural area surrounding Bam's mansion.
According to the criminal complaint, she faces charges of burglary, criminal trespass, and stalking.
Detained & Cuffed in Airport
... for Reeking of Booze
8/14/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Jackass" star Bam Margera wound up being dragged through a North Carolina airport in handcuffs this weekend ... for allegedly being a drunken pain in the ass ... and TMZ has the pic.
Bam spent several hours in a holding cell at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Sunday after airline employees refused to let him on his flight ... because he reeked of booze and was cussing like a sailor ... this according to the incident report.
Officials say ... Bam got loud and combative... and cussed even more ... so law enforcement was called in, handcuffed Margera and immediately removed him from the area (above).
TMZ spoke with Bam ... who admits he was loud and obnoxious ... but insists he was NOT drunk at the time. Bam says the alcoholic odor was merely "left over" from a bender the night before.
After he was released from the holding cell, Bam says the airline booked him on a later flight ... which he boarded without incident.
We reached out to the Charlotte airport police ... but so far, no word back.