Police: 'Jersey Shore' star arrested in LA after struggle

Posted: Updated:

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was arrested early Friday on suspicion of kidnapping in Los Angeles and had to be shocked with a stun gun while being taken into custody, police said.

Ortiz-Magro was taken into custody after police responded to a report of a physical altercation in the Hollywood Hills, police Officer Jeff Lee said.

The 33-year-old Ortiz-Magro was uncooperative and officers used a stun gun to take him into custody, Lee said. He was released later in the day.

A child at the residence was unharmed.

RELATED: ‘Jersey Shore’ star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro says he was jumped outside of New Jersey restaurant 
RELATED: ‘Jersey Shore’ star's girlfriend gets new lawyer in Las Vegas case 

The reality star has been seen in Los Angeles in recent days with his on-and-off girlfriend, Jennifer Harley. Police, however, did not identify who else was involved in the incident.

Phone and email messages left for Ortiz-Magro's manager were not immediately returned.

MORE: TMZ: ‘Jersey Shore’ star ‘The Situation’ eats at favorite Jersey Shore pizza joint as free man 
MORE: 'Jersey Shore' star 'The Situation' released from prison 

Harley has faced misdemeanor domestic battery cases three times in Las Vegas relating to scuffles with Ortiz-Magro, including one this year and cases in 2016 and 2018. All were dismissed.

Harley's attorney Michael Cristalli said he was collecting information about Ortiz-Magro's arrest in Los Angeles and had no immediate comment.

The couple has a young daughter.

___

Associated Press Writer Ken Ritter in Las Vegas contributed to this report.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 
 
 
sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."