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MMA fighter ‘Mayhem’ Miller surrenders after SWAT standoff

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    Jason "Mayhem" Miller at Nov. 2006 pre-fight press conference at Blaisdell Arena.
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LOS ANGELES >> Former Oahu resident, mixed martial arts fighter and former MTV reality show host Jason “Mayhem” Miller was arrested Thursday after barricading himself inside his Orange County home and tweeting the SWAT developments from his verified Twitter account during the hours-long incident.

Orange County sheriff’s deputies say they went to Miller’s home in Mission Viejo around 9:50 a.m. Thursday to arrest him on warrants in connection with domestic violence and stalking allegations.

When officers showed up, Miller ran inside the home and refused to come out, said Lt. Mark Kiernan of the Sheriff’s Department.

Shortly after 2 p.m., SWAT members broke through the front door and Miller surrendered, according to the Sheriff’s Department. He was led out a short time later in handcuffs, sporting a magenta mohawk.

Miller’s Twitter account included numerous updates about the incident as it happened, telling followers: “If you would like to see this drama unfold, please come” to the address.

In a tweet to the Los Angeles Times, he said, “It is despicable they are gearing like the Bin Laden raid”

Other tweets said he was due in court Thursday morning but woke up late.

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

The tweets called the police presence an “absolute waste of resources,” and said deputies told Miller they were there to arrest him. “I have not committed any crime,” said another tweet. “Just don’t let them shoot me,” said yet another message.

There are three warrants for a Jason Miller’s arrest, according to records with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, for suspicion of domestic violence, criminal contempt and stalking.

Miller was arrested in 2012 on suspicion of burglary after a pastor at the Mission Viejo Mission Hills Church discovered a break-in and found him sleeping naked on a couch.

The first floor of the church had been ransacked, authorities said, with broken pictures and books everywhere, and spray paint on the walls.

He was evaluated in a hospital ward before being arrested, and was later charged with misdemeanor vandalism.

Miller is a former fighter for UFC, and his profile on the organization’s website lists his last fight as May 26, 2012.

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