Jackass star Steve-o taped himself to a billboard for a self-promotional stunt that saw police and firefighters forced to spend time helping him down in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The stuntman and reality TV star purchased a billboard at a busy Hollywood intersection and taped his body to it in order to announce his new comedy special Gnarly.
Posting to Instagram from on high, Steve-O wrote: "I'm attached to a billboard right now, and want to emphasize that a team of real professionals rigged everything safely."
"There is zero chance of me falling, and it's important to me that we not waste any valuable city resources on this. I'm happy to just hang out," he captioned the selfie.
In a subsequent Instagram story, Steve-O filmed some police gathering below the billboard, but claimed they "weren't sure if he was committing any crimes".
"I don't think so, I paid for the billboard man!" he told his 5 million followers.
Steve-O remarked that he was "starting to get kind of sore" at the hour and a half mark, but said he would stay up there for "a while" if he was allowed.
According to Rolling Stone, Los Angeles firefighters responded to a call and arrived at 9.35am local time to help the Jackass star down.
Hollywood Patrol Divison's commanding officer Brian Bixler told the Los Angeles Times "a lot of resources" were used saving Steve-O, complaining that it took resources away from keeping people safe.
Deadline points out that as well as being in the grips of the coronavirus pandemic, Los Angeles is in the midst of a "raging fire season".