Bam Margera arrested for trespassing days after social media plea for Dr. Phil’s help

“Jackass” star Bam Margera was arrested for trespassing, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson confirmed to USA TODAY. 

Margera was arrested Tuesday night around 11:56 p.m. after being placed under citizen arrest near West Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, LAPD public information officer Jeff Lee told USA TODAY. Lee said Margera’s bail was set for $1,000.

According to the Los Angeles County Inmate Information Center, Margera, whose real first name is Brandon, was booked at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday and released on his own recognizance at 12:03 p.m. the same day. His next court date is set for Sept. 6 at 8:30 a.m. in Los Angeles Superior Court.

People and Us Weekly report Margera was arrested at a hotel. In a video published by TMZ Wednesday, Margera sits on the floor and speaks to someone off camera.

“This isn’t a (expletive) reality TV show,” the off-camera voice tells Margera. “This isn’t. This is my life, and this is your life.”

The video then cuts to footage of a group of police officers leading Margera with his hands behind his back.

The 39-year-old’s arrest comes about a week after he reportedly pleaded for help from television personality Phil McGraw, known as Dr. Phil, in a series of now-deleted Instagram videos.

“Dr. Phil, I need your help in a big, big way,” he said in one video according to People and Us Weekly. “My family is in shambles. It’s worse than it’s ever been.”

According to the outlets, Margera said he’s afraid his wife Nicole Boyd would use their toddler as “bait” should they separate. Margera also reportedly described how his mother brushed off an alleged near-death experience of his “like it happens every other Monday.”

The “Jackass” star posted an Instagram video Tuesday revealing he had McGraw’s name tattooed on his neck and that the television personality did respond to his posts.

“I gotta pay my respects to Dr. Phil,” the pro skateboarder said. “I cried out on the inter-web (at) 7 a.m., and that very morning his team was there… to get me first class to go to L.A. to get me some help.”

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USA TODAY has reached out to Margera’s reps for comment.

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