Invisible Children Co-Founder Arrested on Suspicion of Public Drunkenness, Masturbation
Posted on Mar 16, 2012
The last couple of weeks have been eventful for the folks behind the Invisible Children charity, what with the near-instant worldwide fame that came from their “Kony 2012” viral video campaign and the ensuing backlash. Now a strange new development has occurred: One of the group’s co-founders was arrested Thursday in an alleged public display of drunkenness and engagement in some autoerotic activity. —KA
NBC San Diego:
Jason Russell, 33, was allegedly found masturbating in public, vandalizing cars and possibly under the influence of something, according to Lt. Andra Brown. He was detained at the intersection of Ingraham Street and Riviera Road.
Brown said Russell was acting very strange.
Police said they received several calls yesterday at 11:30 a.m. of a man in various stages of undress, running through traffic and screaming. Police described him as “in his underwear.”
Here’s Jason Russell in a “Today” show interview from earlier this month.