Mixed martial arts fighter and former Hawaii resident Jason “Mayhem” Miller was arrested Saturday after fighting with officers, police said, but this time he wasn’t live tweeting the run-in.
Miller, 34, who was arrested in October after tweeting over the course of a standoff with police, was taken into custody on suspicion of resisting arrest, battery on a peace officer and unlawful fighting, Laguna Beach police Sgt. Tim Kleiser said. He was being held on $200,000 bail as of Monday morning.
After an hours-long standoff, Jason “Mayhem” Miller is taken into custody.
The drama unfolded about 11:19 p.m. when Miller was allegedly causing a commotion and broke a glass inside the White House restaurant in the 300 block of South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, Kleiser said.
When police arrived at the restaurant, Miller left through the front door and headed north on foot on Coast Highway. He then turned around and headed south on the highway, back toward the restaurant, and ran into a group of officers.
Miller began to fight with police, Kleiser said. Four officers grappled with him, he said, with Miller kicking and spitting before they were able to get him into a police cruiser.
On their way to an Orange County jail, Kleiser said, Miller continued his violent behavior and kicked the police cruiser’s windows.
In October, Miller live tweeted his standoff with police while barricaded inside his Mission Viejo home.
When Orange County sheriff’s deputies went to the house to arrest Miller on warrants in connection with domestic violence, stalking and a court-order violation, he ran into his house and refused to come out, authorities said.
The mixed martial arts fighter tweeted the standoff and told followers, “If you would like to see this drama unfold, please come” to the address.
Hours later, SWAT members broke through the front door. Miller ran out the back door but then surrendered.
In 2012, Miller was arrested after deputies found him dozing naked on a couch in an Orange County church that had been burglarized and vandalized.
At the time, police said “When they asked him his name, he kept saying, ‘Mayhem, Mayhem.’ They didn’t know who he was — they thought he was being uncooperative.”