Naked Public Meltdown … ‘Kony 2012′: Activist Filmmaker & Invisible Children Co-Founder Jason Russell Loses It … Detained for being Drunk in Public, Vandalizing Cars and and Public Masturbation
YIKES … co-founder for Invisible Children, Jason Russell, was detained by police in Pacific Beach for being drunk in public and masturbating, and vandalizing cars. His wife, Danica Russell, said in a family statement that the sudden attention and criticism of the film about African warlord Joseph Kony, may have led to her husband’s behavior. If you are one of the few who has not seen KONY 2012 … watch the Viral Video HERE.
A co-founder for Invisible Children was detained in Pacific Beach on Thursday for being drunk in public and masturbating, according to the San Diego Police Department.
Jason Russell, 33, was allegedly found masturbating in public, vandalizing cars and possibly under the influence of something, according to the SDPD. He was detained at the intersection of Ingraham Street and Riviera Road.
An SDPD spokesperson said the man detained was acting very strange, some may say bizarre.
“Jason Russell was unfortunately hospitalized yesterday suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, and malnutrition. He is now receiving medical care and is focused on getting better. The past two weeks have taken a severe emotional toll on all of us, Jason especially, and that toll manifested itself in an unfortunate incident yesterday. Jason’s passion and his work have done so much to help so many, and we are devastated to see him dealing with this personal health issue. We will always love and support Jason, and we ask that you give his entire family privacy during this difficult time.”
More from ABC News and TMZ.
Russell allegedly was walking around an intersection wearing “speedo-like underwear.” He then removed the underwear and made sexual gestures, sources told TMZ, which posted video of a publicly naked man purported to be Russell.
Several bystanders held Russell down until police arrived, ABC’s San Diego affiliate reported.
Police said in a written statement that they had received several calls about disruptions by an unidentified male, apparently Russell, though they did not publicly identify him.