MTV’s Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was arrested in Los Angeles on Friday morning stemming from a drug-fueled altercation with his on-again, off-again girlfriend Jen Harley.
The 33-year-old was taken into police custody after reportedly ‘striking’ Harley at an AirBnB rental at around 2.30am, according to TMZ.
By 11.30am local time, Ortiz-Magro had been released from jail after posting $ 100,000 bail.
Video shot by TMZ showed the reality TV star emerging from a Los Angeles detention center and being whisked away in a black Mercedes.
The Jersey Shore alum allegedly ‘slapped and punched Jen’ before chasing her around the home with a knife while carrying their baby daughter, Ariana Sky.
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Ortiz-Magro, 33, is pictured being taken into custody during his arrest in Los Angeles early Friday morning stemming from a drug-fueled altercation with Jen Harley
The muscle-bound reality star appeared stone-faced as he was being loaded into the back of an ambulance after having a stun gun deployed against him
The Jersey Shore alum was taken to a hospital to be checked out before getting booked on kidnapping charges
Harley was spotted walking outside the couple’s rental after her boyfriend’s dramatic arrest
Ronnie was reportedly holding his and Jen’s 18-month-old daughter, Ariana Sky (pictured with her parents) while brandishing a knife
Hours before the arrest: Jen and Ronnie were all-smiles at the launch of Verge CBD before he was taken into police custody
The gossip site reported that police ‘broke down the door’ to the rental because they were worried the 18-month-old little girl was in danger.
Ronnie reportedly refused to ‘go peacefully’ and officers were forced to use a taser on the muscle-bound reality star.
TMZ on Friday obtained video from Fox 11 showing officers placing the topless Ortiz-Magro on a gurney in a seated position and restraining his hands.
In the footage, the heavily tattooed 33-year-old appears stone-faced and stares straight ahead without blinking while being loaded by paramedics into the back of an awaiting ambulance.
The video also shows Harley, dressed in a black T-shirt with a sports drink in hand, standing outside her residence. As soon as she spots cameras trained on her, she uses her long ombre locks to obscure her face and quickly walks away.
Screenshots from a video shot in LA late Friday morning shows Ronnie Ortiz-Magro leaving jail after his arrest overnight
Police handcuffed Ortiz-Magro to a gurney after using a taser to subdue him
An LAPD officer is seen walking out of Ortiz-Magro’s rental home in Los Angeles after his arrest Friday morning
A police vehicle and a news truck are seen parked outside Ronnie and Jen’s AirBnb on Woodrow Wilson Drive on Friday
The door to the rental home was replaced with a sheet of plywood after cops were forced to kick it down
Just hours before the couple’s quarrel, Harley proudly showed off her new ‘bling’ that she got for National Boyfriend’s Day. She posted a video displaying a necklace on Instagram Stories
Harley initially placed 911 calls ‘in distress’ after running around the home screaming for help when Ronnie began chasing her with a knife.
According to a 911 tape obtained by TMZ, Harley pressed a panic button inside the AirBnB in the the 7200 block of Woodrow Wilson Drive during the clash with Ortiz-Magro.
She also relayed to authorities that Ronnie ‘went off the rails after doing coke.’
Wow: They confirmed their status as a couple that afternoon, ignoring advice from friends and family to keep their distance from each other after years of a tumultuous relationship
He eventually dropped the knife and locked himself in the house with his daughter.
Paramedics on scene ‘checked out Jen and the baby’ and neither suffered any major injuries, although the 31-year-old woman did reportedly have visible marks on her face.
Ronnie was taken to a nearby hospital to be evaluated and was later booked into jail for kidnapping.
Hours before the incident, Harley posted a video on Instagram Stories quoting lyrics from the G-Eazy hit ‘Him & I,’ including the verses: ‘He’s out of his head, I’m out of my mind/We got that love, the crazy kind.’
In another video, the 31-year-old Harley showed off a new necklace.
‘For National Boyfriend Day, I got some new bling,’ Harley wrote over the video. She tagged Rodeo Drive as her location.
She wore her sparkling present later that same day when she accompanied her boyfriend to the Verge CBD event, where the pair put on a loved-up display.
The event launching Ortiz-Magro’s new line of CBD products was held at Poppy, a night club near the Sunset Strip.
Yikes: Ronnie was in a lively mood at the Verge CBD launch, and just hours later was arrested following a drug-fueled rampage
Both Ortiz-Magro and Harley used social media to promote his line of CBD products, which he launched at Thursday night’s event at Poppy night club
Ortiz-Magro and Harley confirmed their status as a couple, ignoring advice from friends and family to keep their distance from each other.
‘Honestly, even though everyone thinks we’re toxic, she really does balance me out,’ Ortiz-Magro said of Harley in an exclusive interview with Us Weekly. ‘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.’
Harley still had her new necklace on that night, when things between her and Ortiz-Magro took an apparently violent turn at their residence.
Fox 11 reported that Harley apparently misplaced her jewelry during the scuffle and appeared distraught. Police helped her retrieve the necklace from behind a garbage can on the street.
On Friday afternoon, Harley emerged form the rental property carrying her daughter in her arms. The toddler was covered with a blanket to shield her from news cameras.
Harley, sporting a black T-shirt and leggings, placed Ariana in the backseat of a white Chevy minivan and drove off after refusing to answer any questions.
Jen was recently cleared of domestic battery stemming from a fight in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve where Ronnie claimed she threw an ashtray at his head.
The couple welcomed their daughter in April 2018, but have publicly waged warfare against each other on social media with accusations of cheating and drug usage.
At the beginning of the year, Ronnie entered a month-long rehabilitation program to address his issues with alcohol and depression.
Harley also posted a video to her Instagram Stories featuring lyrics from the G-Eazy hit ‘Him & I’ (left and right)
Sad: The couple welcomed their daughter in April 2018, but have publicly waged warfare against each other on social media with accusations of cheating and drug usage