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Reality TV Star Gets Tased and Booked

Jersey Shore actor Ronnie Ortiz-Magro seemed fine earlier that day
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2019 1:00 PM CDT
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This Aug. 26, 2019 file photo shows "Jersey Shore" cast member Ronnie Ortiz-Magro at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, NJ.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
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(Newser) – How fast things change Ronnie Ortiz-Magro. Only hours after chilling in Beverly Hills with on-again girlfriend Jen Harley, the Jersey Shore star was arrested for allegedly chasing her with a knife—while carrying their baby girl, TMZ reports. The scene went down around 2:30am Friday at an Airbnb they're renting in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angles. Sources tell TMZ the police had to break down his door and tase the reality TV actor, who might have gone "off the rails" after allegedly taking cocaine.

Paramedics checked out Harley and 18-month-old Ariana, who had no major injuries. Ortiz-Magro was charged with kidnapping and is being held on $100,000 bail, per CNN. It isn't their first brush with the law, either: Harley was cleared of a domestic battery charge in July after allegedly flinging an ashtray at his head during a New Year's Eve altercation in Las Vegas. (Meanwhile, another Jersey Shore actor just finished serving time.)

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