When the police arrived at the Mission Viejo, Calif., home of Jason “Mayhem” Miller in order to arrest him Thursday on charges of domestic violence and stalking, Miller began live-tweeting the standoff.
Jason “Mayhem” Miller, 33, wrote several dozen tweets as police held him at bay in his home before officers blew the locks off his front door. Miller said he had planned to go to court Thursday, but “I woke up late, and couldn’t leave because there is a highly equipment (sic) regiment of wanna be soldiers outside my house reminding me that, ‘WE WON’T GO AWAY!'”
At 12:11 p.m. on the West coast, Miller tweeted: “I WISH YOU NO HARM. I respect the Police, but this is overkill, for something that would be settled with one piece of paperwork.” Miller even tweeted his address, telling followers they could come “see this drama unfold.”
In the meantime the sheriff’s department is also documenting the apparent standoff incident on Twitter. At about noon, they tweeted: “SWAT UPDATE – Deputies attempted to serve arrest warrant on suspect who is barricaded. No known hostages.” The sheriff’s department confirmed his arrest via Twitter at approximately 2 P.M. pacific time. “Suspect surrendered in back of residence following remote front door breach. Suspect IN CUSTODY,” the tweet read.
His expected bail is $200,000.
Mayhem’ was issued warrants for alleged domestic violence and stalking, which would make the former charge a repeat offense. Miller was arrested on a DV charge in August 2013 for allegedly kicking, choking, and urinating on the victim. He plead “not guilty” to the charges of “corporal injury of spouse” but was later arrested last October for violating a restraining order.
There were several police vehicles, SWAT team and ambulances outside of Miller’s home in Orange County. Miller had continued to tweet throughout the standoff.
Miller has not fought since 2012, when he lost a unanimous decision to C.B. Dollaway at UFC 146. He was arrested later that year on burglary charges for allegedly breaking into and vandalizing a church in California. A year later, Miller was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.