By Philip Cosores
Over the weekend, America was introduced to homeless youth, Jesse Helt, whom accepted a VMA award for Video of the Year on behalf of his date, Miley Cyrus. Now, days later, America is getting to know Helt better, and not all the details of the young man’s history are pretty.
Helt took to the VMA stage Sunday night (August 24), delivering an unforgettable moment when he accepted on “behalf of 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth who are starving lost and scared right now… I know this because I am one of these people.”
According to E! Online, Helt is currently subject to an arrest warrant in Salem, Oregon, for a probation violation stemming from previous charges of criminal trespassing and criminal mischief. Helt was also charged with burglary in 2010 in an attempted entry of an apartment.
The probation violations, according to a court document, include “failing to take a drug test, failing to report to his probation officer, breaching his curfew, not finishing his community service hours and more.”