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

"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.

News 12 Staff

Oct 4, 2019, 3:58 PM

Updated 1,689 days ago

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