Just a few days ago news broke that the man behind the moving KONY 2012 video was arrested.
Jason Russell, the co-founder for Invisible Children, a group that has been working hard to put LRA leader Joseph Kony behind bars was reportedly arrested Thursday for allegedly being drunk and masturbating in public.
As the Long Island Press previously reported, Russell was accused of vandalizing cars and being under the influence of “something” this past Thursday.
At around 11:30 a.m., San Diego police were notified by neighbors that a man was running around in his underwear in the city’s Pacific Beach neighborhood, reported AP.
Today, as always, TMZ proves to be on top of the story and has released an up close video of the incident. In the video, the 33-year-old can be seen dancing around an intersection and cursing.
Following the incident, Russell was reportedly arrested and hospitalized, it’s currently unknown if he’s being charged with anything.
According to the Associated Press, Danica Russell said late Friday that her husband “did some irrational things brought on by extreme exhaustion and dehydration” and denied that the incident was due to alcohol or drug use.
Invisible Children’s CEO Ben Keesey also noted that Russell was suffering from “exhaustion, dehydration and malnutrition” and said 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 video Kony 2012 was released earlier this March in which Russell narrates and shares the name and story of Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army who has allegedly forced children into being soldiers and sex slaves.
Check it out.