Homeless man who accepted Miley Cyrus award wanted by police

Aug 27, 2014

The young man who accepted the MTV Video of the Year award on behalf of Miley Cyrus has a warrant for his arrest in Oregon. 22-year-old Jess Helt was arrested in 2010 for criminal trespass, mischief and burglary. Video: Reuters

The young man who accepted the Video of the Year "Moonman" statue on behalf of Miley Cyrus has a warrant for his arrest in Oregon.

22-year-old Jess Helt has an outstanding probation warrant after being arrested in 2010 for criminal trespass, mischief and burglarly in Polk County, Oregon, according to the county's Director of Community Corrections, Martin Sibernagel.

The warrant became valid in November 2011 after Helt failed to report to probation officers,

Should Helt return to Salem, Oregon to visit his mother, as numerous news outlets have reported, he will be served the warrant for arrest by law enforcement officials.

Cyrus, who set tongues wagging last year with her raunchy "twerking" during her VMAs performance, won the night's top prize for video of the year for "Wrecking Ball," in which she cavorted naked on a wrecking ball.

She opted not to collect her award, instead sitting in the audience and holding back tears while sending Helt to the stage to collect her award.

"I've cleaned your hotels rooms, I've been an extra in your movies, I've been an extra in your life. Though I may have been invisible to you in the streets, I have many of the same dreams that brought many of you here tonight," the young man said.

Reuters

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