Crime & Justice

Former UFC fighter Jason 'Mayhem' Miller in custody after live tweeting SWAT standoff

(L-R) JTG, Chavo Guerrero, Mayhem Miller and Chad Gaspar arrive at the Cozday Clothing Launch event sponsored by GeekNation, SHOWRUNNERS, and Digital Bolex at Comic-Con International on July 25, 2014 in San Diego.
(L-R) JTG, Chavo Guerrero, Mayhem Miller and Chad Gaspar arrive at the Cozday Clothing Launch event sponsored by GeekNation, SHOWRUNNERS, and Digital Bolex at Comic-Con International on July 25, 2014 in San Diego.
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(L-R) JTG, Chavo Guerrero, Mayhem Miller and Chad Gaspar arrive at the Cozday Clothing Launch event sponsored by GeekNation, SHOWRUNNERS, and Digital Bolex at Comic-Con International on July 25, 2014 in San Diego.
Law enforcement at the scene of a standoff with MMA fighter Jason "Mayhem" Miller on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014.
Orange County Sheriff's Department
(L-R) JTG, Chavo Guerrero, Mayhem Miller and Chad Gaspar arrive at the Cozday Clothing Launch event sponsored by GeekNation, SHOWRUNNERS, and Digital Bolex at Comic-Con International on July 25, 2014 in San Diego.
Law enforcement at the scene of a standoff with MMA fighter Jason "Mayhem" Miller on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014.
Orange County Sheriff's Department
(L-R) JTG, Chavo Guerrero, Mayhem Miller and Chad Gaspar arrive at the Cozday Clothing Launch event sponsored by GeekNation, SHOWRUNNERS, and Digital Bolex at Comic-Con International on July 25, 2014 in San Diego.
Mixed martial artist Jason "Mayhem" Miller arrives at the third annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2010 at the Palms Casino Resort Dec. 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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(L-R) JTG, Chavo Guerrero, Mayhem Miller and Chad Gaspar arrive at the Cozday Clothing Launch event sponsored by GeekNation, SHOWRUNNERS, and Digital Bolex at Comic-Con International on July 25, 2014 in San Diego.
Jason "Mayhem" Miller attends ESPN the Magazine's 7th Annual Pre-Draft Party at Espace on April 21, 2010 in New York City.
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Jason "Mayhem Miller," a mixed martial arts fighter who has fought for UFC and other fight promotions, live-tweeted a standoff with the Orange County Sheriff's Department from his Mission Viejo home that ended with Miller surrendering.

Law enforcement was called to his home around 10:30 a.m., KTLA reports, citing Sheriff's Department Lt. Jeff Hallock. Deputies were seeking to serve an arrest warrant for alleged stalking, Hallock said, but the situation escalated to a SWAT call.

Miller was barricaded inside but eventually surrendered and was taken into custody in the back of his home after the front door was breached, according to the Sheriff's Department.

The Sheriff's Department previously tweeted that crisis communicators were attempting to communicate with Miller, but Miller tweeted a retort to the Department.

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The situation was being live tweeted from Miller's verified Twitter account. Miller apparently tweeted that there were multiple officers outside his home, as well as a helicopter.

The account also included tweets giving his home address and inviting people to see it for themselves, as well as a plea, "just don't let them shoot me." He complained that the mother of his child is off of her medication and that that's what led to the Sheriff's Department coming to his house.

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Miller has had several previous run-ins with the law. Miller also hosted MTV's "Bully Beatdown," where bullies had to fight MMA fighters. He also appeared on NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" and in the documentary series "A Day in the Life," according to his IMDb page.

This follows several other high-profile legal situations with MMA fighters in the area, including fighter War Machine being captured by U.S. marshals in Southern California in August.

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This story has been updated.