Handsome Hobo Traded His Freedom for a Date With Miley Cyrus
Jesse Helt, the 22-year-old homeless man who accepted an award on Miley Cyrus' behalf at this year's Video Music Awards, was sentenced to six months in prison on Tuesday for violating terms of his probation in Oregon.
In 2010, Helt pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass and criminal mischief after he and a friend confessed to breaking into the apartment of a drug dealer who, Helt claimed, had sold him "bad marijuana." The next year, he moved to Los Angeles to try a career as a model and, as a result, didn't finish his community service and failed to meet with his parole officer.
Authorities in Oregon reportedly did not take notice of Helt's probation violation until his appearance at August's VMAs, when he accepted Cyrus' VMA for Video of the Year and gave a speech about the "the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now."
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