MMA Fighter Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller Surrenders After Live-Tweeting Standoff With OCSD

MMA Fighter Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller Surrenders After Live-Tweeting Standoff With OCSD

POSTED 12:05 PM, OCTOBER 9, 2014, BY MELISSA PAMER, TRACY BLOOM AND CHIP YOST, KTLA – UPDATED AT 03:57PM, OCTOBER 9, 2014

A mixed-martial artist nicknamed “Mayhem” apparently live-tweeted an hourslong standoff with the Sheriff’s Department that ended after a SWAT team, a bomb squad and crisis negotiators came to his Mission Viejo home on Thursday.

Deputies were serving an arrest warrant for alleged stalking and domestic violence in the 26000 block of Avenida Calidad about 10 a.m. when a man barricaded himself inside the home, Lt. Jeff Hallock with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said.

Hallock identified the man in the home as Jason Miller, and said the individual had routinely been in contact with the Sheriff’s Department in past incidents.

“He retreated into the house, was uncooperative with any of the commands by sheriff’s deputies, and based on that, we established a perimeter, called out the SWAT team and now we’re in the process of establishing communication with him inside the house,” Hallock said shortly after 1 p.m.

Jason “Mayhem” Miller, an MMA fighter, wrote the following from his verified Twitter account at 11:20 a.m.: “If you would like to see this drama unfold, please, come to 26262 Avenida Calidad, Mission Viejo, CA 92691.”

Public records show Miller owns the home at that address, which is in a development of single-family homes.

“We haven’t seen any real negative downfall from that particular tweet,” Hallock said, “but we know that is another mechanism for communicating with this individual.”

Jason “Mayhem” Miller is shown during his arrest after a standoff that he live-tweeted on Oct. 9, 2014, in Mission Viejo. (Credit: Chip Yost / KTLA)

Jason “Mayhem” Miller is shown during his arrest after a standoff that he live-tweeted on Oct. 9, 2014, in Mission Viejo. (Credit: Chip Yost / KTLA)

Authorities tried to contact Miller via cellphone and were prepared to “communicate with him via social media if need be,” the lieutenant said.

Just before 2:15 p.m., the Sheriff’s Department announced on Twitter that the standoff was over after a surrender at the rear of the home following a “remote front door breach.”

Aerial video showed multiple patrol cars, a black SWAT armored vehicle, an ambulance and other police-type vehicles were on scene. A crisis negotiations team and bomb squad responded as well, Hallock said.

About 1:45 p.m., Miller tweeted that authorities had broken a window in his home, thrown a box in with a phone inside, and were scaring his dog.

“I would like to give up, but not with 50 RAMBOS out there. Not cool,” Miller stated.

In other tweets, Miller referred to “wanna be soldiers” and “waste of resources” outside his house. He said he wanted a “peaceful solution.”

“Just don’t let them shoot me,” Miller wrote.

“ALL THIS because I wanted to help raise a young boy into a man, and his mama (went) off her meds, and an ambitious DA thinks mayhem is BAD,” Miller tweeted.

On his Facebook page, Miller wrote Sunday the Ol’ Dirty Bastard from Wu-Tang Clan had taken over his Twitter account. The rapper died in 2004.

The page stated that Miller had worked since June at Rampage Fitness Academy in Lake Forest. An individual who answered the phone at the facility said no one there had seen Miller in the month.

A neighbor of Jason “Mayhem” Miller shared this photo of his arrest after a standoff that he live-tweeted on Oct. 9, 2014, in Mission Viejo.

A neighbor of Jason “Mayhem” Miller shared this photo of his arrest after a standoff that he live-tweeted on Oct. 9, 2014, in Mission Viejo.

From 2009 to 2012, Miller was the host of MTV’s “Bully Beatdown,” a show in which bullies fought in the ring against MMA-trained fighters for prizes, according to his page on the Internet Movie Database.

He also appeared in filmmaker Morgan Spurlock’s documentary series “A Day in the Life,” according to IMdB.

In 2013, he appeared on the NBC competition reality series “American Ninja Warrior.”

Miller was charged in 2012 in connection with the a vandalism incident in which he allegedly broke into a church and caused an estimated $400 worth of damage, according to the Los Angeles Times, which also reported he was discovered sleeping naked on a couch. The charge was dropped later that year, the Associated Press reported.

About a year later, he was also arrested on suspicion of domestic violence outside his Mission Viejo home in August 2013, according to the Orange County Register.

Miller has competed in a number of MMA competitions, including the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Strikeforce and DREAM, according to his profile on the MMA website Sherdog.

Miller’s former agent, Ryan Parsons, said the two parted ways two years ago, when he said Miller retired from MMA fighting.

Miller is 33, according to his profile on UFC.com, where he wrote that he began training in his backyard when he was 16.

“It’s what I was born to do. I don’t have the skill set to do any other job — I can only give my body for the entertainment of the masses,” Miller stated on the profile page.

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