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Jason Russell, Invisible Children Co-Founder, Arrested

Jacob, Kony 2012
(Credit: Youtube)

This can’t be good for the Kony 2012 movement.

Jason Russell, the co-founder for Invisible Children, was reportedly arrested Thursday for allegedly being drunk and masturbating in public.

He was also accused of vandalizing cars and was possibly being under the influence of “something,” NBC San Diego reports.

The San Diego Police Department told NBC that they received phone calls around 11:30 a.m. Thursday of a man who was apparently acting strange.

TMZ reported that Russell, 33, was dancing around an intersection in “speedo-like underwear” and allegedly made sexual gestures.

The entertainment website also reported that Russell is being hospitalized and police don’t plan on charging him for the incident.

According to a statement released by Invisible Children’s CEO Ben Keesey, Russell was suffering from “exhaustion, dehydration and malnutrition.”

He added, that the “past two weeks have taken a severe toll on all of us, Jason especially, and that toll manifested itself in an unfortunate incident yesterday.”

The man behind the 29-minute viral video apparently goes by the nickname “Radical,” according to his bio on the Invisible Children website. He is also considered a “grand storyteller and dreamer,” the website says.

The video focuses its attention on Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, who is accused of forcing children into being sex slaves and using them to fight against Ugandan’s government.

“KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice,” reads the caption in the video.

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