Steve-O does takes a dive off a San Antonio bridge

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 9:13am

His hashtag said it all: not a good idea.

Steve-O, best known for his grimace-inducing stunts on the TV show "Jackass," was in San Antonio this weekend and really flipped out. Literally.

A photo shared on Facebook some seven thousand times shows the wild man in mid leap. " I did a good dead today by proving it's not safe to jump off the bridge at the San Antonio River Walk," he wrote. "It's shallow --- I hit the bottom when I landed this gainer flip. #notagoodidea"

Not safe because the water is only about four feet deep. It's also illegal.

City statues forbid anyone jumping into or swimming in the San Antonio River. Doing so can mean a $500 fine.

San Antonio Police Sgt. Javier Salazar said authorities are looking into the incident "to determine the appropriate course of action."

It's not clear if the entertainer will have to open up his wallet. Maybe he should consider himself lucky by walking away from the river stunt.

"It's all fun and games until you shatter the bottom of your legs," wrote one fan on his Facebook page. Another chiming in: "Wouldn't you check how deep the water is first?"

Apparently not.

Steve-O told the Houston Chronicle: "I had no idea the water was only four feet deep when I jumped off this bridge this weekend, but I found out when I hit the bottom."

Although he has thrilled and disgusted audiences with low brow antics, in recent years he's showed a more thoughtful side. Last year, he talked to HLN's Jane Velez Mitchell about his involvement in a documentary about farm animals and his recent decision to go vegan and get sober.

But it's not all high brow. Just three days before his San Antonio plunge, Steve-O posted an Instagram video of a throwback stunt with striking similarities.

"Back in 1996, I did a flip off a building into 4 feet of water while it was snowing, and landed on my face," he wrote "#yeahdude."

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