MMA fighter Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller live-tweets standoff with deputies
Los Angeles, CA (KTLA) — A mixed-martial artist nicknamed “Mayhem” was apparently live-tweeting a standoff with the Sheriff’s Department in Mission Viejo on Thursday.
According to KTLA, deputies were serving an arrest warrant for alleged stalking and domestic violence when a man barricaded himself inside the home, Lt. Jeff Hallock with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said.
He identified the man in the home as Jason Miller, and said the individual had routinely been in contact with the Sheriff’s Department in past incidents.
“He retreated into the house, was uncooperative with any of the commands by sheriff’s deputies, and based on that, we established a perimeter, called out the SWAT team and now we’re in the process of establishing communication with him inside the house,” Hallock said.
Jason “Mayhem” Miller, an MMA fighter, wrote the following from his verified Twitter account at 11:20 a.m.: “If you would like to see this drama unfold, please, come to 26262 Avenida Calidad, Mission Viejo, CA 92691.”
Public records show Miller owns the home at that address, which is in a development of single-family homes.
KTLA reports authorities were trying to contact Miller via cellphone but were prepared to “communicate with him via social media if need be,” the lieutenant said.
Aerial video showed multiple patrol cars, a black SWAT armored vehicle, an ambulance and other police-type vehicles were on scene.
In another tweet, Miller referred to “wanna be soldiers” and “waste of resources” outside his house. He said he wanted a “peaceful solution.”
“Just don’t let them shoot me,” Miller wrote.
“ALL THIS because I wanted to help raise a young boy into a man, and his mama (went) off her meds, and an ambitious DA thinks mayhem is BAD,” Miller tweeted.
After a three hour long standoff, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced Mayhem surrendered to officials.
Miller was the host of MTV’s “Bully Beatdown,” a show in which bullies fought in the ring against MMA-trained fighters for prizes, according to his page on the Internet Movie Database.
Miller was charged in 2012 in connection with the a vandalism incident in which he allegedly broke into a church and caused an estimated $400 worth of damage, according to the Los Angeles Times, which also reported he was discovered sleeping naked on a couch.
About a year later, he was also arrested on suspicion of domestic violence outside his Mission Viejo home in August 2013, according to the Orange County Register.
Miller has competed in a number of MMA competitions, including the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Strikeforce and DREAM, according to his profile on the MMA website Sherdog.
KTLA’s Anthony Kurzweil and Jennifer Thang contributed to this article.