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.

 

Ramon Ramirez

Internet Culture

Published Oct 9, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 10:41 am CDT

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.

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#OCSDPIO: SWAT UPDATE – Suspect surrendered in back of residence following remote front door breach. Suspect IN CUSTODY.

— OC Sheriff, CA (@OCSD) October 9, 2014

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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.

i need to tell everyone about the absolute waste of resources going on outside of my house right now. i am counting no less than 5 officers.

— mayhem miller (@mayhemmiller) October 9, 2014

they also have allocated use of a chopper, which cost approx. 12 Grand an Hour to operate, along with taking time away from REAL emergencies

— mayhem miller (@mayhemmiller) October 9, 2014

They have threatened me with a dog bite and are amassing a great force that includes a spotter in the neighbors yard and an uncharasmaticman

— mayhem miller (@mayhemmiller) October 9, 2014

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..who continues to remind me that they are here serving a warrant for my arrest. I have not committed any crime, but yet i am forced HERE.

— mayhem miller (@mayhemmiller) October 9, 2014

FEARING FOR MY SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF MY DOG, @GATORHOTDOGDOG. All of this could have been avoided, had the state of California provided

— mayhem miller (@mayhemmiller) October 9, 2014

Mental health services for one single mother immigrant from the Philipines, who I know was well intentioned, but has a mental condition…

— mayhem miller (@mayhemmiller) October 9, 2014

now i have to pay a debt for her mistakes

— mayhem miller (@mayhemmiller) October 9, 2014

if you would like to see this drama unfold, please, come to 26262 Avenida Calidad, Mission Viejo, CA 92691.

— mayhem miller (@mayhemmiller) October 9, 2014

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GOD BLESS

— mayhem miller (@mayhemmiller) October 9, 2014

PER USUAL, THEY HAVE AN ARMY, and i am just me

— mayhem miller (@mayhemmiller) October 9, 2014

just don’t let them shoot me

— mayhem miller (@mayhemmiller) October 9, 2014

i have the proper paper work, at my office in @VaporLabsIrvine, i was due to go to court this morning, but the LFPD chase me all last night.

— mayhem miller (@mayhemmiller) October 9, 2014

i woke up late, and couldn’t leave because there is a highly equipment regiment of wanna be soldiers outside my house reminding me that,

— mayhem miller (@mayhemmiller) October 9, 2014

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“WE WON’T GO AWAY!”

— mayhem miller (@mayhemmiller) October 9, 2014

ALL THIS because I wanted to help raise a young boy into a man, and his mama wenr off her meds, and an ambitious DA thinks mayhem is BAD.

— mayhem miller (@mayhemmiller) October 9, 2014

MAYHEM IS GOOD

— mayhem miller (@mayhemmiller) October 9, 2014

WE ALL @mayhemmiller

— mayhem miller (@mayhemmiller) October 9, 2014

YEA, SO this is serious

— mayhem miller (@mayhemmiller) October 9, 2014

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I WISH YOU NO HARM. I respect the Police, but this is overkill, for something that would be settled with one piece of paperwork from OCBAIL

— mayhem miller (@mayhemmiller) October 9, 2014

@mayhemmiller@OCSD: #OCSDPIO: SWAT UPDATE – Crisis Negotiators attempting communication with subject inside. pic.twitter.com/xZmQdYqau5

— Josh Carey (@JoshDCarey) October 9, 2014

I did nothing wrong. This is the state of American Justice. I feel you black men. They fear, so they threaten to take our lives. Abhorrent.

— mayhem miller (@mayhemmiller) October 9, 2014

NOW: MMA fighter @mayhemmiller‘s Twitter feed documenting standoff with cops in OC https://t.co/zn6URcGXqo pic.twitter.com/GpGusqiGzU

— L.A. Times: L.A. Now (@LANow) October 9, 2014

You lie. All he has yelled into his squeaky bullhorn is “JASON MILLER, THIS IS THE @OCSD WE HAVE A WARRANT FOR YOUR ARREST. COME OUTSIDE!!!”

— mayhem miller (@mayhemmiller) October 9, 2014

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COME ONE COME ALL, JOIN @OCSD AT THE POLICE BLOCK PARTY. SEE MILITARY MIGHT IN SUBURBIA. 26262 AVENIDA CALIDAD, MISSION VIEJO, TANKS, ROBOTS

— mayhem miller (@mayhemmiller) October 9, 2014

now the broke my window with some box with a phone in it, and AR-15s. THEY ARE TERRIFIED, and they have all the guns. Scaring my hotdog.

— mayhem miller (@mayhemmiller) October 9, 2014

@mayhemmiller lucky you’re not black you would have been shot by now.

— jamesjimmyjones (@AbuAbdullah1) October 9, 2014

@mayhemmiller-I’m your neighbor and have 3 small kids-please give up! You aren’t beyond saving, but also think of the kids around you! Plz!

— pjuric (@pjuric) October 9, 2014

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

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