Those MTV checks sure came in handy for Ronnie Ortiz-Magro!
According to Us Weekly, the Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star was released from jail hours after being arrested for kidnapping. The 33-year-old posted his $100,00 bail and left the Van Nuys Jail in Los Angeles on Friday.
Ronnie’s release comes hours after he was cuffed just before 3 a.m. on Friday after a physical altercation with his on-again-off-again girlfriend, Jen Harley. As we reported, the couple were staying at an Airbnb when he allegedly struck his baby momma and chased her with a knife while holding their 18-month-old daughter, Ariana Sky.
The LAPD claimed neighbors heard Harley screaming that someone took her daughter before Ronnie was subdued, and that officers “had to use a taser” while taking the reality star into custody because he was “uncooperative.” The department explained in a statement:
“Suspect and victim were involved in some kind of physical altercation. When officers on location, the suspect was uncooperative. Officers had to use a taser so there was minor use of force that occurred.”
The star was taken away in handcuffs and rushed to a nearby hospital to be evaluated. He was charged with kidnapping.
Thankfully, baby Ariana was uninjured during the scary altercation. Meanwhile, Jen is said to have “minor” injuries — but at least as of now it seems nobody was seriously hurt here.
Everything was normal for the couple hours before the incident, when Ronnie and Jen attended the launch party for his VERGE CBD line in West Hollywood. The Famously Single alum even gushed over how great their relationship was at the event, telling Us:
“Honestly, even though everyone thinks we’re toxic, she really does balance me out. She really does keep me level because with her I have her and the baby, which is a family, which is what I want at the end of the day.”
Not at the end of that day, though…
It’s interesting to see what will happen with the kidnapping charge; specifically if it will elicit a response from MTV. We mean, things are getting pretty freaking dangerous here — how far is the network willing to let this go before they give Ronnie the Jenelle Evans treatment?
[Image via Ronnie Ortiz-Magro/Instagram]