MMA fighter Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller in custody after livetweeting police standoff

The former MTV host tweeted at neighbors and back at local authorities during the standoff.

Mar 1, 2020, 7:41 pm*

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Ramon Ramirez

Professional mixed martial artist Jason “Mayhem” Miller has surrendered to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. He spent Thursday afternoon livetweeting a police standoff inside his Mission Viejo, Calif., house.

According to KTLA 5, the sheriff’s department brought in a SWAT team, bomb squad, and crisis negotiators. Miller—best known as a former MTV host—had been served an arrest warrant for stalking and domestic violence Thursday morning when he barricaded himself in, alone with his dog. During the livetweeting, he waxed philosophical about society, interacted with neighbors, and responded to tweets from local authorities. His tweeting began around 2:30pm ET and Miller stopped just after 4:30pm ET.

Photo via Brandon Shigeta/Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

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*First Published: Oct 9, 2014, 6:51 pm